Catholic Courier

Posted: July 10, 2009

Last Updated: January 19, 2017

Bishop's Column

April 4, 2016
Praying for Easter peace, joy
Praying for Easter peace, joy

Have you had the experience of explaining a situation or event, or a particularly difficult experience to others who, for some reason, just do not understand?

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February 29, 2016
Proposals are tragic offense against life
Proposals are tragic offense against life

In this issue of the Catholic Courier, I wish to take the opportunity to share with you my statement regarding physician-assisted suicide, in the event that you may not be aware of this statement on such a critical issue presently being debated by the New York state Legislature. 

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February 1, 2016
Year of Mercy is a call to know Jesus
Year of Mercy is a call to know Jesus

On the solemn inauguration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, symbolically initiated with the opening of the Door of Mercy on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, it was fitting that we did so at the mother church of the diocese under the patronage of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. 

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November 30, 2015
Let Christmas make a difference in us
Let Christmas make a difference in us

"For He assumed at His first coming the lowliness of human flesh, and so filled the design you formed long ago, and opened for us the way to eternal salvation … " These words addressed to God, Our Father, and taken from Preface I of Advent, beautifully call to mind that we are now in the liturgical season of Advent, preparing for the great feast of Christmas, the birth of Our Savior, the Word become flesh: "he assumed … the lowliness of human flesh … and opened for us the way to eternal salvation … "

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November 2, 2015
Don't delay preparation for eternal life
Don't delay preparation for eternal life

We have now begun the month of November when darkness comes earlier, sunrise later; the wind turns colder, and the trees have shed their leaves; night seems longer than day.

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