Bishop’s Blog

VAYA CON DIOS, HERMANO RICARDO

Dear friends in the Lord, Many of learned what are called the “Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy” at some…

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Diocese of Orange Bishops: On taking human persons (and Holy Scripture) out of context

God wants the flourishing, not separation, of migrant and refugee families. God wants the flourishing of families. God wants the…

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Heart-to-heart visit with migrant and refugee women, children, and families

Separated families and lost children have been in the news these past days. However, the pictures and reports are no…

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BISHOP VANN: ‘We need to have an open and honest conversation about the definition of healthcare.’

Dear friends in Christ, Recently, a Superior Court judge in Riverside County issued a ruling overturning California’s assisted-suicide law. As…

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IRISH CITIZENS FACE HISTORIC LIFE-AFFIRMING VOTE

On May 25, Irish citizens will vote on an historic and – quite literally – life-threatening initiative to repeal the…

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James Howard Jones and his impact on so many

In the light of all of the tragic events surrounding the death of Alfie Evans, I want to share with…

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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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