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A bitter time and its lessons

From the Bishops

Mar 13, 2016

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Adults have a duty to love and protect children.  Yet not a day goes by when we don’t hear a... Read more

Voting.

The election of a president and the nation’s morality

From the Bishops

Feb 29, 2016

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The Election of a President and the Nation’s Morality   Make America Great Again.  Fighting for us.  Re-igniting the Promise... Read more

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On Lenten films, and faith where it's least expected

From the Bishops

Feb 19, 2016

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap.

Exactly 12 years ago this month (February 25) Mel Gibson released The Passion of the Christ.  Gibson set a new standard... Read more

Francis and Kirill: A Step for Unity, a Leap for Christianity

From the Bishops

Feb 16, 2016

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

From its birthplace in the Middle East, Christianity spread with amazing speed over the well-trodden roads of the Roman Empire.... Read more

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‘Selfies’ and the Search for Self-worth

From the Bishops

Feb 12, 2016

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In 1506, at the age of 23, Raphael produced a beautiful self-portrait now found in Florence’s Uffizi Gallery.  Leonardo da... Read more

Truth, Compassion, and Mercy

From the Bishops

Jan 12, 2016

By Bishop James D. Conley

This week, representatives from high schools across Nebraska will vote on policies to define the scope of participation in high... Read more

Bethlehem: The School of Divine Mercy

From the Bishops

Dec 25, 2015

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

During the height of her political prowess, ancient Rome boasted of her influence throughout the world. Romans had planted their... Read more

What good does it do to pray?

From the Bishops

Dec 11, 2015

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

The terror shootings in San Bernardino continues to trouble me and make me sad. I am praying for the families... Read more

Consumerism vs. Christmas

From the Bishops

Dec 8, 2015

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In a rather clever social experiment, Coby Persin turned the spotlight on human behavior and motivation. He taped 50 $1... Read more

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Let's honor God for the blessings in our lives this Thanksgiving

From the Bishops

Nov 26, 2015

By Bishop James D. Conley

(Today), most of us will celebrate Thanksgiving around family tables, gathered with those we love, to give thanks to God for... Read more

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Secular slums and the Francis option

From the Bishops

Nov 17, 2015

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

In a few short weeks, we will celebrate the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which has great potential... Read more

Holy spouses, holy families: Reflections on the final days of the synod

From the Bishops

Oct 21, 2015

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

As synod 2015 began its final week of work, Pope Francis canonized a married couple, Louis and Zélie Martin, whose... Read more

Did Thomas More and John Fisher die for nothing?

From the Bishops

Oct 20, 2015

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

The idea that Catholics should be allowed to remarry and receive communion did not begin with the letter signed by... Read more

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The 2015 Synod: From Confusion to Clarity

From the Bishops

Oct 6, 2015

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Last year, the Extraordinary Synod on the Family took place in Rome from Oct. 5 to19. The participants boldly examined... Read more

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Pope Francis and Annulments: The Reality of Marriage

From the Bishops

Sep 21, 2015

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Sweeping Reform! Dramatic change! Cumbersome, complicated procedure gone! Clearing away rules dating from 1741! Fast-track annulments in forty-five days! No... Read more

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Doctor-prescribed death is the wrong choice for California

From the Bishops

Sep 16, 2015

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

Last week, the California legislature voted to allow doctors to help their patients kill themselves.   This decision is deeply... Read more

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Gay Marriage and Civil Disobedience: The Place of Conscience

From the Bishops

Sep 10, 2015

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In the fifth century before Christ, the Greek playwright Sophocles wrote the tragedy entitled Antigone. The protagonist, Antigone, is one... Read more

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The 'Joy of the Gospel' and the Gospel of Life

From the Bishops

Sep 2, 2015

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap.

What do we hope Pope Francis will take away from his September visit to Philadelphia? I hope he realizes that... Read more

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There is no equivalence

From the Bishops

Aug 11, 2015

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap.

Here’s a simple exercise in basic reasoning.  On a spectrum of bad things to do, theft is bad, assault is... Read more

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Planned Parenthood: The Unborn that Cry for Mercy

From the Bishops

Aug 3, 2015

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

On July 1, 2015, American dentist Walter Palmer shot Cecil, the African lion, a popular attraction in Zimbabwe. The killing... Read more