Bishop’s Blog: Winding Down a Busy Season

Bishop’s Blog: Winding Down a Busy Season

  The End to Roe v. Wade In its Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision announced on June 24th, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the unjust 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling which effectively opened the door to abortion across the land; this decision returns

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Bishop’s Blog: Chrism Mass & Easter Message

Bishop’s Blog: Chrism Mass & Easter Message

Annual Chrism Mass Yesterday, the annual Chrism Mass was celebrated in our Diocese, where the three oils used for anointing throughout the year were blessed and consecrated. These oils are used for anointing those preparing for Baptism, anointing those who receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit

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Bishop’s Blog: Second Week of Lent

Bishop’s Blog: Second Week of Lent

On Wednesday, March 9th, I visited Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton to celebrate Mass and share a meal with the seminarians and faculty there. While the snow was falling and intensifying during the afternoon, I wondered if I could make it to the Seminary. The trip was

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Bishop’s Blog: Lent, Fasting, and the Hope of Peace

Bishop’s Blog: Lent, Fasting, and the Hope of Peace

Lent, the forty-day season of prayer, sacrifice, and almsgiving in preparation for the joyous celebration of Easter, begins today, Wednesday, March 2nd. During Pope Francis’ February 23rd General Audience, he made a heartfelt appeal for peace in Ukraine, saying that the threat of war had caused “great

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