Open yourself to friendship with Jesus

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Bishop Ricken

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, As I continue my monthly series on discipleship, I want to explore in more depth this idea of Jesus as … Read More

The Easter tragedy in Sri Lanka

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Bishop Ricken

The joy of Easter comes from the fact that it offers something unexpected. In two days’ time, we shift our focus from the sadness of Jesus’ brutal … Read More

Alleluia, he is risen!

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Bishop Ricken

How blessed we are to live in a post-resurrection world. Jesus has already won the victory for us! Yet, so often, we easily forget this wonderful truth. … Read More

Discovering Jesus in your life

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Bishop Ricken

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Last month, as part of my monthly series on discipleship, I shared my personal story of discovering Jesus while I … Read More

‘Unplanned’: The truth about abortion

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Bishop Ricken

Recently I viewed the movie, “Unplanned,” which tells the extremely powerful story of Abby Johnson and her journey from an entry-level employee with Planned Parenthood to the … Read More

Shining light into the darkness

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Bishop Ricken

A blessed Lenten season to you and to your loved ones! Lent is a time to take stock, to increase a few of our spiritual practices and … Read More

Discovering Jesus in my life

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Bishop Ricken

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Over the past several months, I have been highlighting some of our work within the diocese to promote discipleship. I … Read More

Introducing Alpha in our parishes

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Bishop Ricken

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Last month, as part of my series on discipleship, I wrote about how we have introduced Alpha in our diocese … Read More

‘Missionaries of Hope’

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Bishop Ricken

In 1 Corinthians, we hear how love never fails. Love is patient and kind. In a world full of turmoil, we must remember love always prevails. As … Read More

The release of diocesan priests’ names

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Bishop Ricken

As you may know, last week the diocese released a list of the names of diocesan priests in this diocese who have a substantiated allegation of abuse … Read More