Month: January 2017

Young People, Faith & Vocational Discernment

In October, 2018, the Church will hold in Rome the next General Assembly of Bishops, known as a SYNOD.  As you may recall, the last two Synods were focused on marriage and family life in the Church, and how we as Church can better accompany them.  The resulting document of those two Synods was issued last Spring by Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia, or The Joy of Love.  The next Synod will discuss Young People, Faith & Vocational Discernment. Today, in Rome, Pope Francis released the preparation documents for this important reflection within the life of […]

Winter Break; Southern Sun

The last few months have certainly held their share of excitement!  To top it all off, I had the pleasure last week of leading the Bishops of Region XII on their annual retreat at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center south of Seattle, Washington. The Church in the US is divided into fifteen regions, one of those regions includes all of the Easter Rite Churches, the others are various areas of the country.  Region XII consists of the arch/dioceses within Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.  I was invited to be the retreat director before any […]

“Go And Search Diligently For The Child”

For the past week, I have been in the Palisades, south of Seattle, Washington, giving a retreat to a group of bishops.  We just wrapped up with the celebration of Mass for the Solemnity of Epiphany.  It has been a lot of work, but as is the case with God, there is always a grace and reward to those willing to make a gift of themselves for others. Below is the homily for the ocassion:   One of the graces of this week – and there have been many – has been the ability to […]

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