From the Bishops

The Age of Noise

From the Bishops

Feb 11, 2017

By Bishop James D. Conley

More than 70 years ago, the English satirist Aldous Huxley wrote that modernity is the “age of noise.” He was... Read more

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Persons First: Refugees, Immigrants And Executive Orders

From the Bishops

Feb 1, 2017

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

At the heart of Catholic social teaching lie two principles: concern for the common good and respect for the individual... Read more

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On the Executive Orders 

From the Bishops

Jan 31, 2017

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

Last week was hard. It is sad to see it come to this — that the president of the United... Read more

The Inauguration of 2017: A Challenge to Every American

From the Bishops

Jan 28, 2017

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Pomp, pageantry and politics go into the mix of the inauguration of any new president of the United States. When... Read more

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Women's rights are human rights

From the Bishops

Jan 24, 2017

By Bishop James D. Conley

Last weekend, hundreds of thousands of women gathered for marches and demonstrations across the country, organized to proclaim that “women’s... Read more

Faith and Family: An Irreplaceable Bond

From the Bishops

Jan 22, 2017

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Although there are differences that divide one church from another in the United States, every church is facing the same... Read more

Catholic Burial Practices: Respecting the Person, Body and Soul

From the Bishops

Jan 17, 2017

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Within the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem stands a small shrine called the Aedicule. In its present form,... Read more

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Remembering a Man of Peace and Conscience

From the Bishops

Jan 16, 2017

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Catholics can take a lesson in the courage to follow a well-formed Christian conscience from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.... Read more

Eyes on the prize

From the Bishops

Jan 12, 2017

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

We begin this new year as we do every year, with hopes for a brighter tomorrow.   And as we... Read more

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Time and Tide: The Challenge of a New Year

From the Bishops

Jan 1, 2017

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In his Historia Anglorum, the 12th century English chronicler Henry of Huntingdon handed down the oft-repeated story of King Canute,... Read more

My Mom’s Christmas Cookies

From the Bishops

Dec 22, 2016

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... Read more

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Bethlehem: Receiving the Bread of Life

From the Bishops

Dec 20, 2016

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Giza built pyramids fit for a king. Athens gloried in the Acropolis envied by the wise. Rome boasted of her... Read more

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Father Stanley Francis Rother, Martyr

From the Bishops

Dec 13, 2016

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... Read more

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Advent: The School of Patience

From the Bishops

Dec 12, 2016

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

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

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Thanksgiving: More than Just One Day

From the Bishops

Nov 23, 2016

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Some psychologists today have begun speaking about “a culture of anxiety.”  The fast pace of modern living, the constant exposure... Read more

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Presidential Election 2016 and The Promise of Utopia

From the Bishops

Nov 11, 2016

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The confrontational, contentious, name-calling and combative tone of the 2016 presidential campaign has left its mark on the American psyche.... Read more

The election is over. So where do we go from here?

From the Bishops

Nov 9, 2016

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

I am not alone in observing that this long campaign season exposed deep divisions in our society and real anxiety... Read more

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Political Rhetoric and the Scandal of Abortion

From the Bishops

Nov 3, 2016

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In 2014, the invitation of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to speak at the Rutgers University commencement ceremony sparked... Read more

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Faith and Politics: An Uneasy Marriage

From the Bishops

Oct 27, 2016

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

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

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About those Unthinking, Backwards Catholics

From the Bishops

Oct 14, 2016

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.... Read more