Bishop’s Blog

STATIONAL MASSES

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, During the week of Feb. 25 through March 2, while in Rome for…

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The Chair of St. Peter

On Feb. 22, we celebrated the feast of the Chair of St. Peter. When I was living in Rome, this…

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Midnight Mass 2017

These days for me – as for most of us – bring a flood of memories from the realms of…

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

Dear friends and brothers and sisters and all here present, A very blessed and joyful Fourth Sunday of Advent. This…

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Stand with the Dreamers

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The present moment in time is a critical opportunity to stand with Dreamers. “Dreamers”…

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Thanksgiving reflections

Dear friends, In just a few days, as we gather for the uniquely United States day of Thanksgiving, we will…

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Society of St. Vincent de Paul benefits many

If we look at the Liturgical calendar for the last days of September we find a number of important days….

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Yes, the Church has Immigration Doctrine

A response to Steve Bannon’s recent comments Steve Bannon either does not know what doctrine is, or he’s struggling with…

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Bishop Vann writes from Italy

Dear friends in the Lord, As I write this, I am spending some vacation days in Italy and will be traveling…

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MARY, OUR MOTHER

[Part one of a two-part series.] We just celebrated Mother’s Day, an opportunity for us all to give special attention…

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AN EASTER GREETING

Dear brothers and sisters, I am writing these few words for my column while I am with my godparents and…

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A Lenten Reflection

How prayer, fasting and almsgiving lead us to a greater communion with the Lord and our families The reflections of…

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