Christmas: A season of hope

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Bishop Ricken

Merry Christmas to all of you! I pray that in your celebration of Christmas this year, each of you may feel renewed by the love God has … Read More

St. Joseph in the Eye of the Storm

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Bishop Ricken

Perhaps you have heard the phrase “eye of the storm” when watching coverage of major hurricanes. This phrase comes from an interesting phenomenon where the very middle … Read More

Choosing culture of life over culture of death

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Bishop Ricken

October is Respect Life Month, a time when the church recognizes and celebrates the sanctity of all life, from conception until natural death. This year’s Respect Life … Read More

Listening to the Holy Spirit

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Bishop Ricken

A couple years ago, I had a chance to meet with Pope Francis. During our time together, I shared with him the progress we are making in … Read More

Change is a normal part of our Christian faith

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Bishop Ricken

Change and transformation are not easy. As human beings, we are all somewhat resistant to change because it forces us to encounter our vulnerability. This can be … Read More

Good St. Joseph at work in our diocese

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Bishop Ricken

Almost exactly two years ago, in this column, I shared with you two goals that my leadership team and I had set for our diocese for the … Read More