In his most recent Exhortation Gaudium Evangelii Pope Francis encourages all Christians and especially priests to "Be joyful messengers of challenging proposals". I believe this captures the attitude of discipleship that we should all have.
The Gospel for yesterday, the Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time offers Jesus admon... Read More
During these days the daily readings have come from the letter of James. We are all probably more familiar with Paul's letters to the various communities but the Letter of James presents some wonderfully practical food for our spiritual reflection. Whether acknowledging the temptations that we all face or the patience we need in ... Read More
Today I gave my staff a couple of hours off for Saint Valentine's Day and they were all extremely grateful. As I thought about it I realized that their gratitude is probably connected to how busy their lives are.
We all live a hectic pace with a lot of demands on our time. I think my staff has taught me a valuable lesso... Read More
~~As I move along into my second year as bishop of Tyler I must say there have been many things to reflect on. I thought I would use my website as a medium for sharing some of those thoughts. I hope what I share will help all of us to work together in the Diocese of Tyler and I hope that those who read them in other places may benefit... Read More
These words of Pope Francis challenge all of us to live and share the treasure of our Catholic faith.
"49. Let us go forth, then, let us go forth to offer everyone the life of Jesus Christ. Here I repeat for the entire Church what I have often said to the priests and laity of Buenos Aires: I prefer a Church which is b... Read More
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