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Sorry for pestering you again about our strategic pastoral planning— “Making All Things New” —but, it’s very much on my mind, as I know it is yours. Three recent incidents were very … more
Please, please, please…don’t let us down, I daydreamed after Monday’s decision of the Supreme Court defending freedom of religion from government … more
Popes Saint John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis have summoned the Church to more effectively communicate, propose, and spread the gospel message of Jesus Christ to the modern world. It’s known … more
These are the days of graduations. Like you parents and grandparents, I go to a lot of them. So far this year, I’ve been to commencement ceremonies for a Catholic college, high school, and a … more
I have to give a lot of talks. So, I’m always getting requests for my curriculum vitae from the people stuck with the task of introducing me. I always tell them to keep it very short, but to … more
You’ll have to excuse me, because I’m still in the glow of the doubleheader canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II by our present Holy Father in Rome a little over two weeks … more
Queridos hermanos y hermanas en Cristo: ¡Felices Pascuas! En este tiempo de Pascua, los invito a meditar sobre el llamado de Jesús que le hizo a San Francisco de Asís, diciéndole: … more
You have been following the jubilation here in Rome. Last Sunday—the second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday—Pope Francis canonized Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Alleluia! The … more
April 17, 2014 -----------------------------------------------------------   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: A blessed Easter! This Easter season, I invite you to meditate … more
During his first year as successor of St. Peter, what sacrament has Pope Francis spoken of most often? Go ahead, take a guess. Confession! It is clear that the Holy Father has a particularly … more
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