Bearing fruit for the Kingdom

Our diocese was blessed with the ordination of two new priests on May 20, Fr. John Martin and Fr. Stephen Hauck. In the Gospel read at the ordination Mass, Jesus reminds us that He is the vine, we are the branches, and that with Him we “will bear much fruit” (John 15:5) and thus glorify the Father.


The call to respect life is everyone’s responsibility

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrates the apparition of the Virgin Mary, pregnant with the unborn Jesus, to St. Juan Diego in 1531 in Mexico. 


Faithful Citizenship: Do good and shun evil

During the last several weeks I have found myself involved in frequent conversations with many people regarding the responsibility of Catholics to vote in the upcoming election with a good and well-formed conscience. Some people in these conversations have expressed troubled consciences because of their repulsion by the tenor and substance of the candidates’ speeches and political platforms that are each at odds with the Gospel and the authentic teaching of the Church.