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Marriage and family

Marriage and family             Among the seven key themes of Catholic Social Teaching is the Call to Family, Community and Participation.  According to the tenets of this theme, inherent to the life and dignity of the human person is the fact that human bein...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

With grace of God, strategic planning will bring new life, vitality

With grace of God, strategic planning will bring new life, vitality For some time now, the Diocese of Evansville has been engaged in a strategic planning process. This process, which began prior to my appointment as bishop, was initiated to begin addressing the need for parish reorganization. The ultimate purpose of this process, however, is to strengthen the missi...
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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Mary, Model of Discipleship

Mary, Model of Discipleship As often as I have written articles for a parish newsletter or diocesan newspaper, I do not believe that I have ever written anything specifically on Mary, the Mother of God. Given the fact that she is a key figure in Advent and Christmas, not to mention her prominent role in the Church itself, Dec...
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Thursday, December 06, 2012

A Pastoral Letter on the

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   Bishops throughout the world have been encouraged to provide a pastoral letter on the Year of Faith. I am not only happy to provide such a letter, but I also take note of this being my first pastoral letter as a bishop and faith is a most worthy topic. &...
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Friday, September 14, 2012