Last weekend I had the occasion to participate in the Commencement Exercises of our two Catholic Universities:
In May each year there are many celebrations of Confirmation and First Communion, Graduations, and sometimes, Ordinations.
For several years during my priesthood I served as the Director of Continuing Formation of Priests.
On this Holy Night, we have recounted the history of salvation;
With all my heart, I hereby pledge my complete and unequivocal obedience to our Holy Father Pope Francis.
A number of times I have already written to you about the Year of Faith
Monday of this week, I was surprised and saddened to hear of the decision of Pope Benedict XVI to retire his duties as Holy Father and Bishop of Rome.
Forty years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton.
When I was editor of the diocesan paper in St. Louis, my office had a statue of St. Francis DeSales, Bishop of Geneva, and Doctor of the Church.
This weekend is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, and the conclusion of the Church’s liturgical Christmas season.