Bishop’s Column

Life in Abundance

Around Easter every year there is often a negative story in the media of some sort about Christianity—a “downer” just as we prepare to celebrate the holiest and happiest time of the Christian year.

Some News and Notes

I would like to devote my column this week to update all in our diocese on several important topics.

Another Line Crossed

Over the past months something profoundly important occurred.

Making February Brighter

Full confession: February is my least favorite month.

Our Mutually Shared Vision … One Family: Restored in Christ – Equipped for Mission

On many occasions over the past months, I have been asked on visits throughout our diocese about the Mutually Shared Vision for our local Church.

Should We Protect All Children?

Should we protect all children?

The Free Solo of Jesus Christ

Recently, I was able to see the new film, Free Solo, which tells the true story surrounding Alex Honnold’s June 3, 2017 climb up the face of “El Capitan,”

Making Room

It is a simple, good-natured thing when we see it.

Stumbling Out of the Gate

There is a term, borrowed from horse racing, that aptly describes getting off to a bad start:

Preparing for a Meeting

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22 This time next week I will be in Baltimore at the annual meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. These meetings are the annual occasion for the bishops to make important decisions that will impact the life of the […]

Thursday
November 21, 2019
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