Healing and prayer

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Bishop Ricken

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I hope you have had a chance to read the special inserts of questions and answers in The Compass and online … Read More

Listening sessions

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Brothers and Sisters, Several weeks ago, as part of my action steps to accountability in response to the sexual abuse crisis in the church, I announced plans … Read More

Families of disciples

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Recently, I had the privilege of offering our September Jubilee Mass for our catechists and RCIA leaders.  We are blessed to have so many wonderful people who … Read More

Aligning to mission

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In last week’s column, I shared an update on Disciples on the Way and the progress we have made over the past four years in growing as … Read More

Disciples on the Way: An update

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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, It is hard to believe that it has been four years since we began our journey on the mission map of … Read More

Back to school

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A few days ago, I looked at a calendar and noticed that it is mid-August already. I am always amazed at how time can pass so quickly. … Read More

Sexual abuse in the church

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By now, many of you are aware of the accusations against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, formerly a member of the College of Cardinals. I have been deeply grieved … Read More

Pope Paul VI and Humanae Vitae

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1968 was a year of incredible upheaval in the United States. I was a sophomore in high school and even the students at the seminary had a … Read More

What is a missionary disciple?

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Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has encouraged the church to go out to the world. In “The Joy of the Gospel,” he spoke of his … Read More