February 23, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters, What a difference a year makes. This time last year we were in a period of sede vacante following the historic resignation of Pope Benedict.  Several weeks later on March 13, 2013, the cardinals elected Mario Jorge Bergoglio, the Archbishop...

February 16, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I always enjoy going on a trip, whether it be a vacation or a pilgrimage, and one of the aspects of such a voyage is the anticipation, the preparation, as I look forward to what will be. These weeks leading up to Lent are a time of...

February 9, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters, As you know, we tithe a portion of our offertory income to Catholic Social Teaching and the work of peace and justice. In Trevor Thompson’s, Director of Peace and Justice, column on page 7, he explains how we make decisions to distribute our...

February 2, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the coming months, there will be three pilgrimage opportunities you are invited to join.  The first will be April 5 with Bishop Burbidge to the National Shrine in Washington, DC. This one-day pilgrimage will be part of the journey through...