Catholic Courier

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Bishop's Column

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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October 5, 2015
Proclaim unambiguously the right to life
Proclaim unambiguously the right to life

Throughout the Catholic Church in the United States, the month of October is recognized as Respect Life Month, dedicated to the Gospel of Life, which upholds the dignity of every person from the moment of conception until natural death. As a community of faith, with charity for all, we give special attention at this time to thank God for the great gift of life and to proclaim unambiguously the right to life for every person from the very moment of conception until natural death.

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August 31, 2015
Pope comes to reignite love in our hearts
Pope comes to reignite love in our hearts

As we prepare for the pastoral visit to the United States of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, from September 22-27, I ask that you join me in prayer, asking the Lord to open our minds and hearts to receive the Holy Father’s message of hope and new life in Christ.

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August 3, 2015
Prayers for religious liberty to continue
Prayers for religious liberty to continue

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ:"… We stand in the midst of a great cloud of witnesses."

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