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This Holy Week, innocents are at risk

From the Bishops

Apr 15, 2014

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

This week, as we recall the Passion, death and resurrection of Jesus, the theme of innocence has been on my... Read more

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Today’s fiery furnaces

From the Bishops

Apr 10, 2014

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

In the first reading for this Wednesday, April 9, we hear about three faithful Jews—Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego—who disobeyed the... Read more

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A gathering that needs our support

From the Bishops

Apr 3, 2014

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

This week's column is brief. But the subject matter warrants all our attention.Again this June, our nation's bishops have asked... Read more

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Individual confession and Pope Francis

From the Bishops

Mar 20, 2014

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

During the pontificate of the warrior Pope Julius II, in 1510, Martin Luther visited Rome. On entering the city, he... Read more

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Euthanasia in Belgium: Its true name

From the Bishops

Feb 26, 2014

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In the English language, the word “Spartan” has come to mean austere. The culture of ancient Sparta was so harsh... Read more

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UN committee's scolding of the Church falls flat

From the Bishops

Feb 20, 2014

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

When the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child issued a Feb. 5 report criticizing the Church for her... Read more

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What does 'spiritual, but not religious' really mean?

From the Bishops

Jan 30, 2014

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

What does 'spiritual, but not religious' really mean?One of the fastest spreading phrases popping up in serious conversations is the... Read more

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Catholic principles and American renewal

From the Bishops

Jan 30, 2014

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

This is the time of year when our political leaders give their assessments about where we stand or the “state... Read more

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In need of your prayers

From the Bishops

Jan 16, 2014

By Bishop James D. Conley

Democracy depends on sound moral judgment.  Of course, that’s true for any political system: good laws are made by good... Read more

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Government must not dictate our beliefs

From the Bishops

Jan 9, 2014

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

Anyone who has ever visited Mullen Home for the Aged and the Little Sisters of the Poor is well aware... Read more

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The conclusion of the Year of Faith

From the Bishops

Nov 22, 2013

By Bishop James D. Conley

On Sunday, November 24th, Pope Francis will conclude what Pope Benedict XVI began. With a Mass celebrating the Solemnity of... Read more

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Pope Francis - The Reformer

From the Bishops

Oct 3, 2013

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

This past August, two men sat and quietly discussed major issues facing the world and the Church. Rev. Antonio Spadaro... Read more

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The Pope's interview

From the Bishops

Sep 26, 2013

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

Everybody is talking about the Pope this week. All over the world, the interview he gave to some Jesuit journalists... Read more

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Pope Francis and 'The Interview'

From the Bishops

Sep 25, 2013

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

I had the gift of two unusual blessings last week. The first was a moment to greet Pope Francis in... Read more

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Praying for peace

From the Bishops

Sep 12, 2013

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

Our Holy Father Pope Francis has asked us to make this Saturday, Sept. 7, a day of prayer and fasting... Read more

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Remember those denied 'dignity' of decent work, fair wages

From the Bishops

Sep 5, 2013

By Archbishop Thomas Wenski

On Labor Day, we honor the working man (and woman) and the dignity of human work. Work in God’s plan... Read more

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Priesthood and the Second Vatican Council

From the Bishops

Aug 29, 2013

By Bishop George Thomas

Nearly 50 years ago, the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council issued a groundbreaking document on the Catholic priesthood.In doing... Read more

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Let them be born in wonder

From the Bishops

Aug 22, 2013

By Bishop James D. Conley

"Wonder is the beginning of knowledge," said Professor John Senior, "the reverent fear that beauty strikes within us."Professor Senior built... Read more

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Security, immigration reform and human dignity

From the Bishops

Aug 15, 2013

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

Americans have a right to secure borders, especially in an era of anti-American violence. We have a right to reasonably... Read more

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The mission of faith

From the Bishops

Jul 25, 2013

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

This week many of our young people are heading off on their pilgrimage to Rio de Janiero, Brazil to join... Read more