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Tua Res Agitur: It Concerns You

From the Bishops

Jan 9, 2015

By Bishop James D. Conley

In the century before Christ was born, the great Roman poet Horace wrote a wise line: “Tua res agitur paries... Read more

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A Child: God's Gift to a Family and the World

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Jan 1, 2015

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In 1843, Sir Henry Cole, a civil servant in London, found himself too busy to sit down and write the... Read more

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Our Lady of Guadalupe - the Star of the New Evangelization

From the Bishops

Dec 12, 2014

By Bishop James D. Conley

15 years ago, in 1999, Pope St. John Paul II declared that the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe would... Read more

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A grateful Thanksgiving

From the Bishops

Nov 27, 2014

By Bishop James D. Conley

Like most of you, I’ll gather around a table this Thanksgiving with family and friends.  I’ll have the privilege of... Read more

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Exorcism and Christ’s Victory over the Devil

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Nov 20, 2014

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

On September 21, 2014, 1,600 people gathered outside Oklahoma’s Civic Center Music Hall to protest the satanic ritual of a... Read more

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Media missed synod’s testimonies of joy

From the Bishops

Oct 30, 2014

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

In the days since the Synod on the Family ended, I have hadsome people tell me they are confused or... Read more

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Heaven is for real and forever

From the Bishops

Oct 16, 2014

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

God’s ways are not our ways, and his will is not always easy for us to understand.We know that God... Read more

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The Family in Crisis: The Church Responds

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Oct 16, 2014

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

From 1988 until 1998, CBS aired the highly successful sitcom Murphy Brown.  This cutting-edge comedy featured Candice Bergen as a... Read more

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A Widening Gap on Marriage

From the Bishops

Oct 8, 2014

By Bishop Paul S. Loverde

Monday, October 6, 2014, marked the opening session of Synod on the Family in Rome, a gathering in which Catholic... Read more

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Each of us is a masterpiece of God’s creation

From the Bishops

Oct 2, 2014

By Bishop James D. Conley

At Calvary, Jesus Christ hung upon the cross, suffering for the sin of the world.  He hung in agony suffering... Read more

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First Beatification in U.S.: New Jersey’s first Blessed

From the Bishops

Sep 18, 2014

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

October 4, 2014 marks an historic moment in the life of the Catholic Church in the United States.  For the... Read more

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Divorced and remarried Catholics – We’ve got to do something!

From the Bishops

Sep 16, 2014

By Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

In October a number of bishops from around the world will meet with Pope Francis in Rome to discuss the... Read more

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September 11 and the battle for our hearts

From the Bishops

Sep 11, 2014

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

“You will know them by their fruits,” Jesus told the crowd listening to him on the mountain top. This week,... Read more

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A tale of two churches

From the Bishops

Sep 11, 2014

By Cardinal Francis George

Once upon a time there was a church founded on God’s entering into human history in order to give humanity... Read more

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Atrocities in the Middle East: the killing of Christians

From the Bishops

Sep 4, 2014

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The jihadists’ video of the savage beheading of American freelance journalist James Foley on Aug. 19 has lifted the heavy... Read more

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The Ice Bucket Challenge’s ethical surprise

From the Bishops

Aug 26, 2014

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

From Conan O’Brien to little kids inspired to help those in need, people across the country have taken up the... Read more

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Hobby Lobby decision is also a mandate

From the Bishops

Jul 15, 2014

By Bishop James D. Conley

On June 28th, 1776, the first draft of our nation’s Declaration of Independence was introduced to the general session of... Read more

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Megiddo: A New Archaeological Find and True Christian Identity

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Jun 26, 2014

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

One of the ancient world’s most important cities was Megiddo, dating from at least the 5th century B.C. Its location... Read more

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A codicil to the whole 'black mass' brouhaha at Harvard

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May 15, 2014

By Bishop Christopher Coyne

I don't know how many of you are familiar with the story regarding the proposed staging of a black mass... Read more

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Our moral obligation to vote

From the Bishops

May 9, 2014

By Bishop James D. Conley

Catholic education played a vital role in the founding of our nation. Among the signers of the Declaration of Independence... Read more