Monthly Archives: February 2012


In January, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued a rule forcing nearly all private health plans to include coverage for all FDA-approved prescription contraceptive drugs and devices, as well as surgical sterilization. These are listed among … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI wrote in Verbum Domini, “in the dynamic of Christian revelation, silence appears as an important expression of the word of God.” The Holy Father reminds us, however, that, “Ours is not an age which fosters recollection; at … Continue reading

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Always Faithful

On Feb. 12, World Marriage Day, I had the opportunity to bless the marriages of some 41 couples celebrating Silver and Golden anniversaries. Since 1989, our diocese has been recognizing couples for this achievement and witness to the sacrament of … Continue reading

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A New Beginning

The Catholic Church has always been a missionary Church. Jesus told His disciples, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations…” (Mt 28:19)  Our own diocese began as a missionary field with Spanish, Mexican, French, Irish and others spreading the Word … Continue reading

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