Since my Installation Mass in December, I have been blessed to participate in some significant diocesan events and initiatives.
The following homily was given by Bishop Michael F.
Burbidge at the Masses he celebrated at each of the seven diocesan deaneries.
Friday, March 31
Riches come with a moral duty to help the needy.
Initially, Catherine served the hungry, the sick, the dying — all traditional works of charity for women who belonged to a Third Order. But then, in the early 1370s, she began to preach.
Q: My future
son-in-law is a member of the Byzantine Catholic Church. Recently, when he came
to visit us, we all went together to our family's Roman Catholic parish, and he
received Holy Communion. First, what is the difference in the two churches? And
secondly, can members of one of these churches receive Communion in the other
one? (Albany, N.Y.)