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Participation in civic life is moral responsibility for Catholics

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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From the Bishops

By Bishop Michael O. Jackels

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

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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By Archbishop John C. Favalora

Religion as sport

My dear friends,  Read more

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By Bishop Larry Silva

Homily: Mass of the Holy Spirit

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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By Bishop Gerald Kicanas

Ponder on Paul

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

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

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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By Bishop Thomas Wenski

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

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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By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

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

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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From the Bishops

By Bishop William L. Higi

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

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

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From the Bishops

By Archbishop John C. Favalora

50 years with the same companion

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

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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From the Bishops

By Bishop Thomas Wenski

Wenski: Save lives, move AIDS bill now

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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From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

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

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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From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur N. TaFoya

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Thomas Wenski

Averting Storms

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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From the Bishops

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Thoughts on 'Roman Catholics for Obama'

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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From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Our Way to Peace in a Violent World

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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From the Bishops

By Archbishop John C. Favalora

Thank you, Pope Benedict!

My dear friends, Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Thomas Wenski

What are God’s plans for you?

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