Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, On World Refugee Day June 20, Pope Francis sent two messages via Twitter on which we should all reflect: He said, “We encounter Jesus in those who are poor, rejected, or refugees. Do not let fear get in the way of welcoming our neighbor in need.” Later, he added: […]
In his recently published apostolic exhortation “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), Pope Francis reminds us that everyone is called to holiness. We are all called to be saints.
The 40 days of Lent are a time for us to refocus on “getting right” with God and others, and to convert our hearts and minds to better reflect the love of Christ.
“There is no one, regardless of their development or abilities, who does not matter in the eyes of God. No matter how short or how long a person lives, God longs to embrace them forever in heaven.”
“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body.” — Colossians 3:14 Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, World Mission Sunday began in 1926 by Pope Pius XI and was organized […]
I, like many of you, was shocked by what I saw on television and in the newspapers. It was another reminder of the sad reality that our nation continues to struggle with the blight of racism, bigotry and intolerance.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, A few weeks ago, I was privileged to celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of St. Mary for our annual Honoring Marriage Day event. Hundreds of couples from throughout the diocese came to celebrate milestone anniversaries, including some married for 50, 60 or more years. Their witness to their vocation […]
Bishop Kettler encourages us to participate in special prayers and devotions, such as the rosary or Stations of the Cross, in your homes or parishes.
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