Bishop’s Column

Pope Francis Calls for a Jubilee Holy Year of Mercy

A month ago, during a Lenten Penance Service on March 13th, the second anniversary of his election, Holy Father Francis announced that he was proclaiming an extraordinary Jubilee Holy Year.

‘Praise be to God for the gift of marriage and family’

Praise be to God for the gift of marriage and family, which He has made the building block of human society!

Lent is time to walk toward Jesus with a greater fidelity

Only recently, it seems, we have left behind the beauties of the Christmas mystery,

Our Diocese is Blessed with Many Vocations to Priesthood and Consecrated Life

Two great events in the last weeks are fresh in my memory as I share a few thoughts on Vocations this week.

Pope Francis Calls for Prayerful Observance of the Year of Consecrated Life

This first week of November I participated in the annual meeting of the Bishops of Missouri and the Major Superiors of Religious Orders. It is an opportunity we have each year to visit, get to meet each other — since some of the superiors are newly elected — and talk about our shared mission in […]

The Extraordinary Synod and the Beatification of Pope Paul VI

The Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on Marriage and the Family has just concluded.

It is a Blessed Thing to Pray for, and Care for, the Dead

Elsewhere in today’s Catholic Key you will read about the stewardship and oversight of a very important part of our diocese

Historic Moment Approaching in the Cause for Sr. Marie September 13, 2014

She was born Adele Louise Marie Mandat-Grancey, 177 years ago, September 13, 1837, in the family’s castle in Burgundy, France.

Be Cautious of Enlightened Teaching that Quickly Discards and Undermines Faith

Someone recently showed me a column written by someone which seemed to set out to “de-bunk” the Bible.

Third World Apostolic Congress on Mercy to be Held in Bogata, Colombia

In 2008, Pope St. John Paul II issued his encyclical entitled Dives in Misericordia (Rich in Mercy).

Wednesday
April 22, 2015
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