RSSThat They May All Be One

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.”

Continue Reading

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.”

Continue Reading

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.”

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.”

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

Papal ministry confirms our faith, keeps us on right path

Papal ministry confirms our faith, keeps us on right path

| August 1, 2013

In this column, Cardinal George shares his insights about spirituality, religion and the role of the successor of St. Peter

Continue Reading

It’s time to act on immigration reform

It’s time to act on immigration reform

Our nation’s current policy is inconsistent, ineffective and fails to promote the common good

Continue Reading

The four pillars of sacramental marriage

The four pillars of sacramental marriage

The Catholic Church defines the sacrament of marriage as a ‘covenant’ — a union in God and dependent on his assistance of grace

Continue Reading

‘Dewfall’ and the prayer of consecration

‘Dewfall’ and the prayer of consecration

A priest friend of mine recently offered a very insightful answer about why we use this word during Mass

Continue Reading

Fortnight observance needed this year more than ever

Fortnight observance needed this year more than ever

There are numerous examples of religious liberty at risk

Continue Reading

7ads6x98y