Month: November 2015

Five Ways To Thanks Food Producers

As Thanksgiving approaches, I hope you are anticipating time with family and friends, or at least, some way to celebrate your gratitude for God’s many blessings in your life. It is good that our nation has the wisdom to set aside a day to give thanks to God for his many blessings, as a nation, as families, or as individuals. Among the many things for which we are most grateful are freedom, family, health, faith, and, especially on this feast of Thanksgiving, food! In a world where hunger is a daily struggle for many, it […]

National Catholic Youth Conference, 2015

Every two years, there is a national gathering of high school age youth, known as National Catholic Youth Conference, or NCYC.  Once again this year, I’m in Indianapolis for this year’s gathering.  I’m told around 21,000 youth are present, including approximately 25 from Wyoming. I missed last night’s opening session, but was present in Lucas Oil Stadium (home of the Indianapolis Colts) for this morning’s session. There is something about these large gatherings that give our youth an experience of the larger Church.  It makes it very visible, and tangible; they are not alone in […]

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops – General Session 2015

I am presently in Baltimore for our annual November Bishops’ Meeting. This working session of the entire body of US Bishops takes place every year in Baltimore. Our meetings are basically broken up into three parts; regional meetings, public session for the whole body (Monday – Tuesday), and executive session, (Wednesday) which is closed to the public cameras and observers. Thursday morning will allow some time for the bishops to pray together. This year a retired bishop will offer a reflection. There will be time for Eucharistic Adoration, and a good group of confessors will […]

All That Surrounds Us Is Passing Away

As is the norm, the readings from these final weeks of the Liturgical Year remind us that all that surrounds us in this world will one day pass away. The Psalm selection today puts it well in stating clearly that the LORD is our inheritance. Even Jesus in Mark’s Gospel tells us that the heavens and the earth will pass away. I’m not sure the statement that even heaven will pass away ever caught my attention as it did this morning. Even heaven will pass away! This causes me to recall a comment from Pope […]

Prelude to the Year of Mercy; Diocese of Cheyenne Waives Fees For Annulments

Despite my best efforts, I’m unable to post the actual letter which I wish to share with you.  Never-the-less, I’m happy to announce that the Diocese of Cheyenne will no longer charge Tribunal fees associated with petitions for the declaration of nullity of marriage.  The official letter is linked below. Dismissal of Fees +pde

Travels and Tales

Indiana Catholic Men’s Conference Last Friday I started a ten day road trip. I flew into Indianapolis, where I gave a talk and presided over Mass and a Holy Hour for the Indiana Catholic Men’s Conference. Well over 600 men gathered from around the state at the Indianapolis Convention Center.  It was good to see numerous former parishioners as well as men who are presently parishioners of my two brother priests in the Diocese of Evansville.  We celebrated Mass at St. John’s which is right across the street from the Convention Center. It was quite […]

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