Archive for May, 2016

The Joy and Gift of our Mothers

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

To all of the mothers in our community: Happy Mother’s Day! To readers who are celebrating with their mothers today, I hope these festivities are filled with joy. To those readers who join me in remembering in prayer our mothers who have gone before us, we pray that they have joined our Lord in the […] [Read more]

Responding to the Washington Post

Friday, May 6th, 2016

In a recent “Acts of Faith” post, “Report: 1 in 6 hospital beds in U.S. is in a Catholic institution, restricting reproductive care,” the Washington Post fails to report the whole story on the role the Catholic Church plays in our society. Linked here is an editorial from the Catholic Standard offering our response.  Please take a moment […] [Read more]

We Are Sent – The Ascension of the Lord

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

The Ascension of Jesus to heavenly glory forty days after his Resurrection marks the final act of his earthly ministry and the necessary prelude to the birth of the Church. This is not an ending, but a new beginning. Jesus ascended in his visible body to make way for his Mystical Body, the Church, which […] [Read more]

The Saint John Paul II Seminary Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Yesterday our family of faith marked a special milestone as we celebrated the Founding Day Mass for our archdiocesan seminary, which was formally established five years ago originally bearing the name Blessed John Paul II Seminary. That day on which I signed the Decree of Erection, Divine Mercy Sunday, May 1, 2011, was also the day […] [Read more]