On the public support of abortion

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Bishop Ricken

Last week, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco released a pastoral letter titled, “Before I Formed You in the Womb I Knew You,” which is focused on … Read More

Lessons from Mary for Mother’s Day

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Bishop Ricken

As you know, this Sunday is Mother’s Day. Although the holiday is secular in its origin, there is much that is sacred about the celebration of Mother’s … Read More

The victory has been won

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Bishop Ricken

Brothers and sisters, it is so easy to look at all the challenges around us and become very discouraged. It seems that every realm of life and … Read More

Easter Sunday and the Easter season

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Bishop Ricken

Happy Easter, friends!  May the joy of the risen Christ bring peace and joy to your hearts and homes this Easter season! In many ways, brothers and … Read More

On COVID-19 vaccinations

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Bishop Ricken

Greetings in the Lord Jesus, As many of you know, questions continue to be raised regarding the reception of vaccines against COVID-19. Recently, additional concerns have arisen … Read More

The Solemnity of St. Joseph

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Bishop Ricken

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I hope that you are well and enjoying the blessings of spring. On March 19, we will once again celebrate the … Read More

Observing the Lenten season during pandemic

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Bishop Ricken

In just a few days, the church will celebrate Ash Wednesday, beginning the season of Lent. We are also approaching one year since our world was turned … Read More