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From the Bishops

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Meekness: the power to change the world

Before Gutenberg invented the printing press, society depended mostly on the spoken word. When it came to communicating the news,... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The faith confronting Neo-Pelagianism and Neo-Gnosticism

Two words are frequently found on the lips of Pope Francis in his addresses and homilies. One is the word... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

A requiem for God

Young people fleeing in panic. Shots ringing out. Police swarming the building. Screams. Tears. Anxious parents huddled together. News media... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

Ash Wednesday is Valentine’s Day – for God

The impending collision of Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day on the calendar this year might seem like an insurmountable conflict... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Artificial contraception: its sad effects

Written for the musical Hair, the song “Age of Aquarius” became an overnight success worldwide. It glamorized and promoted the... Read more

From the Bishops

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

Time to act on DACA

Once again, we begin a new year with uncertainty and fear over immigration, and this year our leaders in Congress... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop James D. Conley

Following the light

An epiphany is a moment of startling clarity; a moment when the truth is suddenly and blindingly clear to us.... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The New Year and Tradition

Out with old, in with the new! That is literally how some people welcome in the New Year. In some... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The elderly: respected and valued by God

Each year, Christmas gives the biggest economic boost to our economy. To celebrate the day, over eighty-six percent of Americans... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The commercialization of cremains: a challenge to faith

In the center of modern Rome, on the banks of the Tiber, there humbly rises a dilapidated ruin that once... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Thanksgiving: life to the fullest

Like the pilgrims who gathered with their neighbors at Plymouth Rock after their first successful harvest in 1621, the early... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Hell: a most unpopular idea

For the last twenty-five years, the moral landscape of our country has been changing. More and more people argue against... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The secularization of America

By year 200 A. D., the Christian faith had spread to most regions of the Roman Empire. However, those early... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The internet and freedom

Modern technology enables us to communicate with each other, search out information and enjoy various types of entertainment with an... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Robert Barron

“Mother!” and the God of the Bible

Darren Aronofsky's latest film “Mother!” has certainly stirred up a storm, and no wonder. It features murder, point-blank executions, incinerations,... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Obligation in an Age of Rights: Sunday Mass

On Jan. 20, 1961, President Kennedy concluded his inaugural address, the first ever televised in color, with the stirring challenge:... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

Building Bridges, Opening Doors

Today a few thoughts about building bridges and opening doors, themes which have appeared in religious news stories in the... Read more

From the Bishops

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

The power of love

Our long, difficult summer in this country seems to continue without end. Even as the violence of Charlottesville and its... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Reason and faith: the guarantee of true freedom

When the city officials of Charlottesville, Virginia, the hometown of Thomas Jefferson, decided to remove a statue of Confederate General... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

No God, no truth, no civil discourse

In 1835, French sociologist and political theorist Alexis de Tocqueville published Democracy in America, one of the most influential books... Read more