Bishop’s Blog: Advent 2020

Bishop’s Blog: Advent 2020

  Taking Care of Our Children The events of 2020 have not only been difficult for adults but also for our children and adolescents. They have struggled through this crisis physically, emotionally, and, yes, even spiritually. In increasing numbers, we are seeing the rise of depression, anxiety,

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Bishop’s Blog: News and Notables

Bishop’s Blog: News and Notables

  Yesterday, Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. of Boston, Bishop Robert J. McManus of Worcester) and I released a statement regarding the pending state budget, which includes Senate amendment (No. 180). The statement offers more information as it relates to the Catholic faith, and our opposition

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Bishop’s Blog: Respect Life Month

Bishop’s Blog: Respect Life Month

  As we reflect on the dignity of every human being, especially this month, which is Respect Life Month, we think about saving lives and defending life; we think of so many innocent people whose lives have been taken away from them. They have been deprived of

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Bishop’s Blog: Around the Diocese

Bishop’s Blog: Around the Diocese

  Rosary for America The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is planning a virtual prayer event with the intent of uniting Catholics across the country in a moment of prayer for America—at this time when there is so much unrest and uncertainty. I encourage you to

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Bishop’s Blog: Supporting Parents and Children

Bishop’s Blog: Supporting Parents and Children

  In today’s blog, we will address Activity #9 of my pastoral letter Reflection on Five Years — Continuing the Mission — Supporting Parents and Families. The Church is a family of families and, therefore, strengthening a Diocese must involve strengthening the families within that Diocese. The

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