Bishop’s Blog: A Look Back at 2019

Bishop’s Blog: A Look Back at 2019

  Greetings from Brazil; this month brings me the blessing of spending time visiting my mother, 13 sisters and brothers, 36 nieces and nephews, and eight great-nieces and nephews. My vacation in Brazil allows me to maintain that important connection with family, as well as provides me

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Bishop’s Blog: Approaching Christmas

Bishop’s Blog: Approaching Christmas

Christmas is Nearly Here With only a week until we celebrate the joyous occasion of our Lord’s birth, I am sure you are all very busy with your preparations. Please know of my prayers for each and every one of you, especially for those who will find

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Bishop’s Blog: Service to the Church

  December 13 marks the 50th anniversary of the priestly ordination of our Holy Father Pope Francis. Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has asked Bishops across the country, to encourage their dioceses to honor the jubilee during Advent

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Bishop’s Blog: Beyond the Diocese

Bishop’s Blog: Beyond the Diocese

November has been an unusually busy travel time for me. Earlier this month, the 2019 ad limina visit with Pope Francis brought me to Rome. The following week, for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Fall General Assembly, I traveled to Baltimore. Finally, an invitation

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