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Participation in civic life is moral responsibility for Catholics

From the Bishops

Sep 16, 2008

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Now that both major political parties have officially nominated their candidates for president and vice-president, we are entering the final... Read more

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Bishop: don’t be misled by pro-abortion politicians

From the Bishops

Sep 9, 2008

By Bishop Michael O. Jackels

Let us not be misled by the public statements and positions of pro-abortion politicians who identify themselves as Catholics. Read more

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Religion as sport

From the Bishops

Sep 2, 2008

By Archbishop John C. Favalora

My dear friends,  Read more

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Homily: Mass of the Holy Spirit

From the Bishops

Aug 26, 2008

By Bishop Larry Silva

After today’s Mass, you will be treated to a talk by Sister Carol Jean Willie on “Catholic Social Teaching, the... Read more

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Ponder on Paul

From the Bishops

Aug 19, 2008

By Bishop Gerald Kicanas

The monsoon season soon ends. The summer heat is somewhat subsiding. School bells are poised to ring, and parents are... Read more

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On anniversary of encyclical, church affirms teaching on marriage

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Aug 12, 2008

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This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life) promulgated by Pope Paul VI on... Read more

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There is someone inside our churches who loves us

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Aug 5, 2008

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Occasionally throughout the year I will receive an inquiry from the Holy See about one or other aspect of Catholic... Read more

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'Humanae Vitae' – 40th anniversary of a profile in courage

From the Bishops

Jul 29, 2008

By Bishop Thomas Wenski

This past July 25 marked the 40th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s controversial and still little heeded encyclical, “Humanae Vitae”... Read more

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Forty years later: Pope's concerns in 'Humanae Vitae' vindicated

From the Bishops

Jul 22, 2008

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Editor’s note: July this year marks the 40th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s great 1968 encyclical, “Humanae Vitae” (“Of Human... Read more

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The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

From the Bishops

Jul 15, 2008

By Bishop William L. Higi

PRAISED BE JESUS CHRIST!(Now and Forever) Read more

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50 years with the same companion

From the Bishops

Jul 8, 2008

By Archbishop John C. Favalora

Since I will be on vacation for a few weeks, I thought I would yield this space to a series... Read more

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Catholics should participate in discussion on nature of marriage

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Jul 1, 2008

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Recently, the Supreme Court in the state of California ruled that same sex unions can not only be given the... Read more

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Wenski: Save lives, move AIDS bill now

From the Bishops

Jun 24, 2008

By Bishop Thomas Wenski

It might seem relatively easy for Congress to reauthorize the lifesaving program for global HIV/AIDS that has enjoyed wide bipartisan... Read more

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The Language of the Liturgy: The Value of the New Translations

From the Bishops

Jun 17, 2008

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In Act III, Scene II of The Tragedy of Hamlet, the young prince gives this advice: “Suit the action to... Read more

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

From the Bishops

Jun 10, 2008

By Bishop Arthur N. TaFoya

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Read more

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Averting Storms

From the Bishops

Jun 3, 2008

By Bishop Thomas Wenski

One of the most compelling scenes of the Gospel is that of Jesus being awaken in the boat by his... Read more

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Thoughts on 'Roman Catholics for Obama'

From the Bishops

May 20, 2008

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Forty years ago this month Bobby Kennedy was still alive and running for the Democratic Party's 1968 presidential nomination. I... Read more

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Our Way to Peace in a Violent World

From the Bishops

May 6, 2008

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

On March 13, 2008, the body of Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho of Mosul was recovered where his kidnappers... Read more

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Thank you, Pope Benedict!

From the Bishops

Apr 29, 2008

By Archbishop John C. Favalora

My dear friends, Read more

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What are God’s plans for you?

From the Bishops

Apr 22, 2008

By Bishop Thomas Wenski

I offer this column as an open letter to the young people of our diocese. It is an invitation to... Read more