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From the Bishops

Gargoyle at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris /

Rush to judge others and gossip: and the devil laughs

From the Bishops

May 14, 2019

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

On January 18, 2019, a video of Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann went viral. He was at the... Read more

Confessional at the Basilica of Notre Dame in Montreal /

Sacramental confession and the certainty of forgiveness

From the Bishops

May 11, 2019

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

A few years ago, Paul Croituru and his young son went out treasure hunting near their native village in Romania.... Read more

Portugal Catholic Church /

The needed antidote to apathy 

From the Bishops

Apr 17, 2019

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In February 1915, only six months after the beginning of World War I, Lancet, a British medical journal, used for... Read more

Vatican City /

Manifesto of Faith

From the Bishops

Feb 8, 2019

By Cardinal Gerhard Müller

“Let not your heart be troubled!” (John 14:1) In the face of growing confusion about the doctrine of the Faith,... Read more

Cross and book /

Anti-Catholicism: “the last acceptable prejudice”

From the Bishops

Feb 5, 2019

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In The Innocents Abroad, published in1869, Mark Twain humorously narrates his travels thorough Europe and the Holy Land. He goes... Read more

U.S. flag at sunset /

The collapse of our country: the antidote

From the Bishops

Jan 16, 2019

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Beneath the soil of every continent lie buried the ruins of fallen civilizations. The Sumerians, Akkadians, Mayans, Assyrians, Babylonians, Minoans,... Read more

Satan before the Lord /

God or Satan: making no room for evil in our world

From the Bishops

Nov 29, 2018

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Aristotle, the famous Greek philosopher who lived four centuries before Christ, proposed the scientific theory of horror vacui. Based on... Read more

The USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 12, 2018.

Bishops’ meeting in Baltimore left much work to be done

From the Bishops

Nov 16, 2018

By Bishop W. Shawn McKnight

The November General Assembly of Bishops in Baltimore was a difficult but perhaps unavoidable experience for us to move forward... Read more

Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel Photo by Faruk Kaymak on Unsplash

The suffering Church and the third day

From the Bishops

Nov 1, 2018

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

On the Mediterranean coast, half way between modern Tel Aviv to the north and Haifa to the south, stand the... Read more

Ghostly man on train tracks / Photo by Gabriel on Unsplash

Ghosts and life after death

From the Bishops

Oct 30, 2018

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

One of the most famous figures of all English literature is the ghost of Hamlet’s father. Three times he appears... Read more

Man in suit /

Attire for Church and for the honor and glory of God

From the Bishops

Jul 15, 2018

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Researchers claim that an average person needs less than 30 seconds to appraise someone at a first encounter. Even before... Read more

Statue of Liberty, New York City /

The loss of freedom in a culture of radical individualism

From the Bishops

Jun 22, 2018

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Basic to the American dream is the search for freedom. In the 17th century, Europeans facing persecution for their beliefs... Read more

Crucifix at Mount Lusen in Bavaria Germany/

Anti-Catholic prejudice: a warning and challenge to all

From the Bishops

Jun 19, 2018

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Alfred E. Smith, a devout Catholic, was elected four times as governor of New York. However, the announcement of his... Read more

Priest collar /

New men for this new moment

From the Bishops

Jun 8, 2018

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

This weekend I will ordain nine fine men to the priesthood. For these past eight years, God has been blessing... Read more

United States Flag / Photo

Political engagement and the Holy Spirit

From the Bishops

May 20, 2018

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Since 2010, world leaders, movie stars, CEOs, artists, and political activists have been meeting annually in New York for the... Read more

Pope Francis: proselytism vs evangelization

From the Bishops

May 11, 2018

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In 2013, Hallmark sparked a controversy by changing a single word in a Christmas song. Ever since 1877, the traditional... Read more

Music at liturgy: full expression of faith 

From the Bishops

May 2, 2018

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In a recent U.S. Catholic survey, eighty percent of those questioned said that music at Mass was very important to... Read more

The certainty of doubt

From the Bishops

Apr 17, 2018

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In 1859, Darwin published On the Origin of Species. His book brought into the open a conflict between science and... Read more

Human respect: Socrates and Herod

From the Bishops

Apr 6, 2018

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Almost every school of ancient philosophy claimed Socrates as their patron saint. In Greece and Rome, the Skeptics, the Stoics... Read more

Jesus, Who Are You?

From the Bishops

Apr 5, 2018

By Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

Sometimes people are sort of surprised that bishops, when not in the public spotlight, lead relatively normal lives. We eat... Read more