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Changing the world involves all of us

Changing the world involves all of us       I write this article just four days before departing with various representatives of our diocese to participate in World Youth Day, in Krakow, Poland, where I should be at the time of its publication in The Message.  The ever-increasing acts of violence that seem to b...
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Cambiar al mundo nos involucra a todos

Cambiar al mundo nos involucra a todos Escribo este artículo sólo cuatro días antes de partir con varios representantes de nuestra diócesis a participar en la Jornada Mundial de la Juventud, en Cracovia, Polonia, donde debería estar en el momento de la publicación de The Message. Los crecientes actos d...
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Viaje al Día Mundial de la Juventud: Una peregrinación enfocada en la Misericordia

Viaje al Día Mundial de la Juventud: Una peregrinación enfocada en la Misericordia Presento este artículo antes de mi primera participación en el Día Mundial de la Juventud que se celebra en Krakow, Polonia, del 25 al 31 de Julio.  ¡Estees un “Día” bastante largo! Saliendo el Sábado 23 de Julio, me uniré a otros 48 miembros...
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

World Youth Day trip: A pilgrimage focusing on Mercy

World Youth Day trip: A pilgrimage focusing on Mercy     I submit this article in anticipation of participating in my first World Youth Day, being held in Krakow, Poland, July 25-31.  That’s quite a long “Day!”  Departing on Saturday, July 23, I will be joining 48 other members of our Diocese along with mill...
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Faith permeates the cycle of life through our families

Faith permeates the cycle of life through our families I recently baptized a great-niece, the second child of my brother’s second child, who I also baptized just a little over one year after I was ordained a priest.  I had the honor of being the best man for my brother’s wedding, just weeks before entering the seminary, and I served as...
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Thursday, July 07, 2016

La fe impregna el ciclo de vida a través de nuestras familias

La fe impregna el ciclo de vida a través de nuestras familias Recientemente bauticé a una sobrina nieta, la segunda hija del segundo hijo de mi hermano, a quien también bauticé tan sólo a un poco más de un año después de ser ordenado sacerdote. Tuve el honor de ser el testigo de bodas para la boda de mi hermano pocas se...
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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Homilia de Ordenaciones

Homilia de Ordenaciones La primavera nos llena de alegría, en Junio, trayendo nueva vida y crecimiento a nuestro alrededor. De hecho, la estación de la primavera dará pronto, oficialmente, paso al verano. Un poco de primavera está teniendo lugar también en el presbiterio Diocesano de Eva...
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Friday, June 17, 2016

Ordinations Homily

Ordinations Homily Spring has more than sprung, here in June, bringing forth new life and growth all around us.  In fact, the season of spring will soon officially give way to summer.  A bit of spring is taking place as well in the Diocesan presbyterate of Evansville, in terms of the ordination of Deacon...
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Friday, June 17, 2016

Let us REJOICE and celebrate our Catholic faith and identity!

Let us REJOICE and celebrate our Catholic faith and identity!             On Saturday, May 14, the Diocese of Evansville will celebrate the kick-off of its annual Signature Event, “REJOICE: A Catholic Community Celebration,” at the Ford Center in downtown Evansville.  In addition to the Sacrament of Reconcil...
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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

The best apologetics? Living our faith with the joy of the Gospel

The best apologetics? Living our faith with the joy of the Gospel I read a letter to the editor recently that intrigued me. In it, a newspaper reader challenged a member of that paper’s editorial staff by observing that the staff member’s archive of published work suggested anti-Catholic bias. The reader went on to invite that editorial person to visi...
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016