Bishop's Blog

Saintly Insights for Holy Week

Saturday, March 27, 2021
Saint John Henry Newman wrote these words about 170 years ago regarding the feeling of a great Cathedral. Although I consider our Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception to be a gem, some of what Saint John Henry evokes is not our reality. As we enter into Holy Week it is... Read More

Inspiration from St. Louis de Montfort

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
St. Louis de Montfort lived in the 17th and early 18th century and he was known as a holy confessor and preacher.  This quote from his time speaks to our time also.  Let us live in the Spirit he suggests "the holy names of Jesus and Mary" on our hearts.The... Read More

A Gathering of Domestic Churches- families of faith

Monday, March 01, 2021
You may have read about the initiative called Veritatis Splendor and I wanted to share some information about what it is.Veritatis Splendor is an inspiration of several Catholic families who are moving to East Texas. They desire to establish a community of Catholics & anyone who is committed to Jesus... Read More

Urgent Call for Prayer and Action

Friday, February 26, 2021
Brothers and Sisters in the Lord Jesus,I hope you are aware of the Equality Act that Congress is presently considering and the destructive elements of this legislation. The bishops of the United States have composed a statement calling for the faithful to speak clearly against this Act. I echo their... Read More

Wonderful Images of St. Joseph and Jesus

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Just to share another beautiful image of St. Joseph as we continue our journey through this year in his honor.As we encounter these beautiful paintings depicting the relationship between a father and son let us pray for all fathers and sons in our world. Too often this is a relationship... Read More

Flip Flopping Right and Wrong

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
This is a quote from a book that I am currently reading.  It has not yet been published but the author speaks the truth in meaniful and significant ways. I look forward to encouraging that others read this book when it is published.This quote highlights a dangerous trend that we... Read More

A change of language

Friday, February 05, 2021
A friend sent this beautiful sunset (or sunrise) image recently and I thought it would be a good image to accompany the thoughts I share here. When a child is conceived in the womb of his/her mother God is saying yes to life, yes to a brand new person beginning... Read More

Word of God to Live By

Monday, February 01, 2021
2 Corinthians 12:9b-10I willingly boast of my weakness, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I am content with weakness, with mistreatment, with distress, with persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ; for when I am powerless, it is then I am strong.

Jesus Before the Sanhedrin

Friday, January 29, 2021
This beautiful image underscores the tremendous humility of Jesus Christ the Son of God and our human tendency to be arrogant. As I look at the candle in the center of the image it seems to say to the man "instructing" Jesus Christ. "You can't hold a candle to The... Read More

St. Thomas More- A Man for this Season

Thursday, January 21, 2021
St Thomas More: A Man for This SeasonDeacon Keith Fournier On Oct 31, 2000, Saint John Paul II, responded to petitions from the faithful across the world and issued an apostolic letter, on his own authority. In it he proclaimed Thomas More the Patron of Statesmen and Politicians. The letter... Read More