Bishop's Blog

St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

Thursday, August 10, 2023
St. Lawrence the Deacon and the Vocation of Catholic DeaconsDeacon Keith Fournier, JD, MTS, MPhil I often write or speak about the challenges we face in this time of crisis engulfing both the Church and the Nation. Western culture is corroding from within, precisely because we have forgotten God. When... Read More

The Joy of a Shepherd

Wednesday, July 19, 2023
The Joy of a ShepherdI’m sure the flock sometimes wonders what the shepherd is up to as we all endure the heat of summer. I’m also sure that it is probably just a fleeting thought since I know we all have busy lives and believe it or not school will... Read More

Celebrating Saint Benedict

Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Honoring St Benedict and the Role of Monks in the Church Deacon Keith Fournier, JD, MTS, MPhil I spent 21 months in a Benedictine monastery shortly after coming home to the Church as a young man. There, I began what has become a lifelong journey of prayer and found my... Read More

A Reflection on Saint Maria Goretti

Thursday, July 06, 2023
A Reflection on Saint Maria Goretti Most of us are probably familiar with Saint Maria Goretti. She was hardly more than a girl when she died for chastity rather than giving in to her attacker. She modeled Christ on her death bed as she forgave the troubled man who attacked... Read More

St. Thomas the Apostle and the 4th of July.

Monday, July 03, 2023
As we celebrate Saint Thomas the Apostle on this day before the 4th of July let us rejoice in the gift of faith. In so many ways faith shaped this nation and we must pray that we return to these roots. Freedom of Religion has become Freedom from Religion for... Read More

As we celebrate St. Thomas More and approach the 4th of July

Thursday, June 22, 2023
St Thomas More and the Crisis we Face.Deacon Keith Fournier, JD, MTS, MPhil. The United States of America is in a spiraling crisis. Some insist we are only in an economic and international crisis. In doing so, knowingly or unknowingly, they separate out the moral and social from the economic... Read More

Wisdom from Msgr. Pope

Wednesday, June 07, 2023
I encourage all of us to read and reflect on this important article. You can access it through the Tweet stream you see on the right of your screen or go to National Catholic Register...

June, the Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
June is Dedicated to the Sacred Heart of JesusI'm glad to share this reflection by Deacon Keith Fournier as we begin the Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.+JosephDeacon Keith Fournier, JD, MTS,MPhilThe month of June is traditionally dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Catholic Church. On... Read More

Celebrating Divine Mercy Sunday

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
I wanted to share some further information regarding how to get the most benefit from Divine Mercy Sunday, the 2nd Sunday of Easter, on April 16, 2023. Divine Mercy Sunday Whoever approaches the Fount of Life on this day will be granted complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. As revealed... Read More

Bishop Strickland Statement Regarding German Bishops

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Bishop Joseph E. StricklandThe German Bishops Error and the True Understanding of the Development of Doctrine"The time is sure to come when people will not accept sound teaching, but their ears will be itching for anything new and they will collect themselves a whole series of teachers according to their... Read More