Bishop’s Blog: Catechetical Sunday

Bishop’s Blog: Catechetical Sunday

  This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 20, 2020. This year’s theme is I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops reminds the faithful that, “Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to

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Bishop’s Blog: Gratitude and Faith

Bishop’s Blog: Gratitude and Faith

Blessings Even in these challenging times, we are reminded of the many blessings in our Diocese.  One recent blessing is helping us continue to help our families and children through acts of generosity. Some of you may recall Tom Flatley’s extraordinary life of immigrating to the United

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Bishop’s Blog: The Feast of the Assumption

Bishop’s Blog: The Feast of the Assumption

  Saturday, August 15th, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast day recalls the spiritual and physical departure of the Blessed Mother from earth into heaven. Mary was assumed into heaven—body and soul—at the hour of her death. Venerable

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Bishop’s Blog: Call to Discipleship

Bishop’s Blog: Call to Discipleship

  By our baptism, we are called to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. A disciple continually learns, lives, and witnesses to her/his faith. As a diocese, we look to support parishes, families, and individuals in their mission to be active, informed, and faithful witnesses of Christ and his

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Bishop’s Blog: Thoughts on the Past Week

Bishop’s Blog: Thoughts on the Past Week

Our Country’s Current Unrest The past week in our country has been trying, disturbing, and difficult. We shared understandable concern and anxiety as the first steps were taken toward a reopening of our pandemic-shuttered society. We rejoiced with the reopening of our churches. At the same time,

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Bishop’s Blog: A Time of Reflection and Prayer

Bishop’s Blog: A Time of Reflection and Prayer

Reflecting on Five Years On March 20, I published A Pastoral Letter: Reflections on Five Years – Continuing the Mission, with the intent of sharing over successive weeks, each of the ten points in my blog. The world presented, and will most likely continue to present, many

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