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Reflecting on the ordeal of the abuse crisis

Reflecting on the ordeal of the abuse crisis During one of the deanery listening sessions following the Prayer Service for Healing and Reparation, I was asked what I have learned from the ordeal of the clergy sexual abuse crisis that has engulfed the Church over the past few months.  I have reflected a great deal on this question over th...
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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Now, we need Christ more than ever

Now, we need Christ more than ever As a Church, we have walked a dark valley these past few months, as reports of clergy sexual misconduct of various kinds and cover ups of that activity have emerged.   We can only try to imagine the pain the victims endured and continue to endure from these attacks, whether they occurred...
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Charity in all things

Charity in all things Conflict among people is inevitable, whether we like it or not.  It happens at every level of society; within families, communities, parishes, nations and the world community.  This is because, with our God-given minds and intellects, we each develop our own viewpoints on just about every...
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Thursday, August 09, 2018

Caridad en todas las cosas

Caridad en todas las cosas El conflicto entre las personas es inevitable, nos guste o no. Sucede en todos los niveles de la sociedad; dentro de las familias, comunidades, parroquias, naciones y la comunidad mundial. Esto se debe porque Dios nos dio nuestra propia manera de pensar y nuestros propios intelectos, que cada uno d...
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Thursday, August 09, 2018

La Semana de la Libertad Religiosa es del 22 al 29 de junio

La Semana de la Libertad Religiosa es del 22 al 29 de junio Queridos hermanos y hermanas en Cristo, La Semana de la Libertad Religiosa se celebrará en los Estados Unidos del 22 al 29 de junio, comenzando con la festividad de los Santos Thomas More y John Fischer y concluyendo con la fiesta de los Santos Peter y Paul. El tema de este año es "Servir...
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Religious Freedom Week is June 22-29

Religious Freedom Week is June 22-29 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Religious Freedom Week will be observed in the United States from June 22-29, beginning with the feast day of Sts. Thomas More and John Fischer and concluding with the feast day of Sts. Peter and Paul.  The theme for this year is “Serving Others in Go...
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Mensaje a los graduados de la escuela católica 2018

Mensaje a los graduados de la escuela católica 2018  Felicitaciones graduados de 2018!   Me gustaría comenzar invitándote a que te unas a mí para agradecer a tus padres por el compromiso y los sacrificios para brindarte educación católica. También deseo expresar mi gratitud a los sacerdotes, a la facultad y al perso...
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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Message to the 2018 Catholic high school graduates

Message to the 2018 Catholic high school graduates Congratulations graduates of 2018!   I would like to begin by inviting you to join me in thanking your parents for making the commitment and sacrifices to provide you with a Catholic education. I also want to express my gratitude to the priests, faculty and staff of your high schools for worki...
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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Encontrando fuerza en tiempos de transición

Encontrando fuerza en tiempos de transición  La vida está llena de transiciones. Puedo testificar a esto, haber sido transferido siete veces desde mi ordenación como sacerdote hace casi 30 años, más recientemente a Evansville para servir como su Obispo. En esta temporada de graduaciones, los estudiantes pasan de una escuel...
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Finding strength in times of transition

Finding strength in times of transition Life is full of transitions. I can testify to this, having been transferred seven times since my ordination as a priest almost 30 years ago – most recently to Evansville to serve as your Bishop. In this season of graduations, students transition from one school to another, into the military o...
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Thursday, May 24, 2018