Bishops' Corner

My Mom’s Christmas Cookies

By Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

My mom loved Christmas. Each year it quickened her step and lifted her spirits, creating a lot of activity in the little house in which we... (Read more)

Bethlehem: Receiving the Bread of Life

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Giza built pyramids fit for a king. Athens gloried in the Acropolis envied by the wise. Rome boasted of her Colosseum and her military might.... (Read more)

Father Stanley Francis Rother, Martyr

By Archbishop Paul S. Coakley

On Friday, Dec. 2, we received the long awaited news that Pope Francis had declared Father Stanley Rother, Oklahoma priest and missionary, a... (Read more)

Advent: The School of Patience

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The Greek philosopher Aristotle once said, “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” The most influential person in the scientific revolution,... (Read more)

Thanksgiving: More than Just One Day

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Some psychologists today have begun speaking about “a culture of anxiety.”  The fast pace of modern living, the constant exposure to media hype,... (Read more)
The confrontational, contentious, name-calling and combative tone of the 2016 presidential campaign has left its mark on the American psyche.... (Read more)
I am not alone in observing that this long campaign season exposed deep divisions in our society and real anxiety about our country’s future... (Read more)
In 2014, the invitation of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to speak at the Rutgers University commencement ceremony sparked... (Read more)

Faith and Politics: An Uneasy Marriage

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

On Nov. 27, 2012, Saudi Arabia joined with Austria and Spain in opening the King Abdullah International Center for Interreligious and... (Read more)

About those Unthinking, Backwards Catholics

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Back in 2008, in the weeks leading up to the Obama-McCain presidential election, two young men visited me in Denver. They were from Catholics... (Read more)

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