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Life is good. Life is very good. This is one of the most fundamental principles of our Christian faith. “God looked at everything He made, and found it very good” (cf. Gen 1:31). This reality … more
What is it about the beginning of a new year that prompts us to make resolutions, to set out and “start again?” Whatever “it” is, the marking of a new year prompts us, in fact, to reflect … more
A marriage is not built on a bottle of fine wine or a velvet box cradling expensive jewelry. As a reminder that the meaning of marriage surpasses even the most artfully arranged bouquet, the diocesan … more
What is it about the beginning of a new year that prompts us to make resolutions, to set out and “start again?” Whatever “it” is, the marking of a new year prompts us, in fact, to reflect … more
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus, Each year as the Solemnity of Christ's Birth draws near, I am reminded of what Saint Paul wrote to the Christian community in Corinth: "though He was … more
There is a five-day period in Advent which is bookended by important days commemorating the Blessed Virgin Mary’s special role in our salvation: On Dec. 8 we celebrate the Solemnity of the … more
Count your blessings: an age-old maxim passed down to children in every generation. As we mature, we realize that this lesson which we were taught in our youth was not given to us so that we would … more
In my experience, the transition from summer to autumn tends to evoke a variety of emotions. The crispness of the air and the vibrant colors of the leaves awaken in me an appreciation for my life, … more
During his homily at Blessed Pope Paul VI’s beatification, Pope Francis remarked, “When we look to this great Pope, this courageous Christian, this tireless apostle, we cannot but say in the … more
The Extraordinary Synod is a two-week meeting at which the Pope and bishops are discussing the challenges that face the family in our current times. more
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