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My Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Risen Lord, On this Easter Sunday, may the abiding peace of the Risen Savior be with you, your families and loved ones. May Christ's peace fill our hearts and homes with His love and renew our unity of purpose and good will. Easter celebrates the core belief of our faith, the Resurrection of J...

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  How are your Lenten resolutions? By the time week two rolls around, plenty of well-meaning people have skipped, neglected, or outright forgotten their Lenten resolutions at least once. It can be easy to start excusing our Lenten commitments altogether. Last week we saw Jesus driven into the desert. This Sunday, we see Jesus lead...

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Why do we always go to the desert? We see this example in Scripture time and time again. The Israelites wandered in the desert. King David and prophets were driven into the wilderness. And now Jesus is in the same place. Lent after Lent, we too are invited into a barren, desolate place. Why do we always go to the desert? Throughout Script...

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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time For most of us, the dynamic between prayer and action is imperfect. Breakfast needs to be made and the kids dressed. Work demands our energy and additional responsibilities fill our evenings and weekends. Then there's the football game or a new TV series to stream. After all, don't we need to relax? We&...

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"The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes." Those gathered in the synagogue where Jesus taught had never heard anything like this before. They were used to the preaching of the well-educated scribes, but Jesus possessed something that those men lacked: authorit...

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Dear Friends in Christ,        Catholic Schools Week, which is celebrated January 28 to February 3, 2018, is an annual celebration of Catholic education in our country. Our schools observe the week with open houses and other special activities for students, faculties, families, parishioners, and community members. I...

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"A great prayer for life is urgently needed, a prayer which will rise up throughout the world. Through special initiatives and in daily prayer, may an impassioned plea rise to God, the Creator and lover of life, from every Christian community, from every group and association, from every family and from the heart of every believer.&q...

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My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, January 22, 2018, marks the forty-fifth anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. On January 19, 2018, the annual March for life will be held in Washington D.C. This year's theme is Love Saves Lives. Pope Francis wrote in Amoris Laetitia: The Joy of Love: &quo...

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"So they left their father Zebedee in the boat along with the hired men and followed him." What did Zebedee think about all of this? His sons and his partners, James and John, suddenly left their post and followed Jesus. So there he stood in the boat with a crew of employees, but not one of his sons. We can't help but wonder...

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Now that the holiday rush is through, it’s not too early to begin thinking of Valentine’s Day. Give your Valentine something special this year – the gift of your time. Come celebrate your marriage at a day-long enrichment that will renew your dreams, increase your passion and refresh and celebrate your marriage. This mar...

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