Days after I was installed as your sixth bishop of the Diocese of Joliet, a common question began to surface with frequency, “Bishop, what is your vision for this diocese?”
In April, I had the opportunity to visit our college seminarians at St. John Vianney Seminary at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.
More than a year ago, the pandemic abruptly changed our lives and our world. Many of us have experienced a feeling of disconnection from the people and things that bring us joy.
During this Easter season, we boldly proclaim that indeed, Christ is risen!
Let me begin with a question. Was Lent different for you last year because of the pandemic?
The year 2020 did not turn out exactly as anticipated. Before entering fully into this year 2021, let us take a moment to look back at 2020 and reflect by asking ourselves: what were some of the lessons learned?
Joseph and Mary had every right to feel fatigued, overwhelmed and disheartened when, after a long journey, they found no room in the inn.
Two weeks ago, a good friend of mine, Marlene Byrne, sent me a copy of her new book, co-authored by David Haznaw.
Vespers Service | September 28, 2020 | Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus, Joliet, IL