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Supporting fellow Christians in the Holy Land

Supporting fellow Christians in the Holy Land

| April 10, 2014

As we approach the holiest week of the year, a week in which the whole Church reverently relives the events that led to our salvation, our thoughts naturally turn to the Holy Land.

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Let us be men and women of hope

Let us be men and women of hope

| March 27, 2014

“I pray that this experience will purify us in such a way so as to be more compassionate and understanding, enabling us to be better prepared to reach out, as Pope Francis says, to those who are on the periphery, on the margins.”

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Even in difficult times, we are a people of hope

Even in difficult times, we are a people of hope

| December 19, 2013

On Oct. 1, our archdiocese received a great gift from Pope Francis, Time Magazine’s Man of the Year, when he nominated Father Andrew Cozzens as an auxiliary bishop to assist me in my ministry.

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Disclosure moves us forward on a path toward healing

Disclosure moves us forward on a path toward healing

| December 5, 2013

Today, I am announcing the details of our new disclosure practices. These disclosures being made now, and the changes in our disclosure practices generally, are part of a comprehensive and cohesive set of actions to address the issues associated with clergy sexual misconduct.

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Reflecting on God’s blessings and working to do the right thing

Reflecting on God’s blessings and working to do the right thing

| November 21, 2013

“The strength of your prayers has been felt by my entire leadership team, which is working tirelessly to do the right thing in the midst of this crisis.”

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Protecting young people, restoring trust  inspire our commitment to concrete actions

Protecting young people, restoring trust inspire our commitment to concrete actions

| November 7, 2013

“The protection of minors must be our top priority, and it must be what animates our every action and decision.”

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My pledge to restore trust

My pledge to restore trust

| October 24, 2013

“Sexual abuse of anyone is absolutely heinous, and it must be opposed with every fiber of our being. And when it is perpetrated by a member of the clergy, it is an egregious betrayal of a sacred trust. These crimes, these sins, are a failure to be stewards of our pastoral care of God’s people. And so, with genuine sorrow, I apologize to all those who have been victimized, whether on my watch or not.”

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Pursuing the truth and restoring trust

Pursuing the truth and restoring trust

| October 10, 2013

“What is most important and pressing to me is that I do everything in my power to ensure safe environments where the Gospel of Jesus Christ can flourish. You have my full commitment that this is, and will remain, my most sacred trust.”

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Financial transparency, accountability are key priorities for the archdiocese

Financial transparency, accountability are key priorities for the archdiocese

| September 26, 2013

The meeting with all the priests in the archdiocese on Sept. 16 was just one more example of how we are living out the vision set forth in the archdiocese’s 2010 Strategic Plan. Today, I’d like to share with you highlights of what was shared at that meeting.

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Now is the time to fix our broken immigration system

Now is the time to fix our broken immigration system

| September 12, 2013

“Much of the fear and apprehension surrounding this issue points to the fact that finding solutions to the plight of immigrants today will sometimes necessitate the overcoming of boundaries in the heart, not just on the land.”

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Cooperating with the Creator’s plan

Cooperating with the Creator’s plan

| August 29, 2013

The Church’s teaching on sexual morality is analogous to an environmental steward’s desire to protect nature — both understand what was meant to be in the design

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Sacrament of reconciliation: Why confess to a priest?

Sacrament of reconciliation: Why confess to a priest?

| August 15, 2013

The answer to the question involves the whole reason behind why Jesus established the Church

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