Archive for November, 2017

Black Catholic History Month: Celebrating Steadfast Witness

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Fittingly, the same month in which we commemorate the communion of saints, the Church in the United States also celebrates Black Catholic History Month, remembering and honoring the historic legacy and steadfast witness of the faithful with African or Caribbean heritage.  In fact, this proud faith history can be traced back to antiquity long before […] [Read more]

Violence And Death Will Not Have The Last Say

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

It was only a few short weeks ago that the nation mourned the horrific violence in Las Vegas and today we are again confronted with the news of another mass shooting, this time at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.  Initial reports indicate that more than two dozen worshipers were killed and another two dozen […] [Read more]

Throwback Thursday: The Universal Call to Holiness

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Yesterday, the Church celebrated All Saints Day, a solemnity for all the saints in heaven, known and unknown.  Today is All Souls Day, which the Church sets aside for us to remember and cherish those members of our spiritual family who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith.  In particular, we offer […] [Read more]

“The Challenge of Racism Today” Pastoral Letter

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Today, I have issued a pastoral letter, The Challenge of Racism Today, which I invite you to read, reflect upon and share with others.  It is my hope that all of us in this archdiocesan Church might then join together in a renewed effort to confront what continues to be a grave evil and sin […] [Read more]