Blog Updates

March 1, 2016

24 Hours for the Lord – Friday and Saturday, March 4-5 One of the programs encouraged by Pope Francis to highlight the Year of Mercy is a block of time, 24 hours in fact, to be set

February 1, 2016

A Season of Great Grace From all external appearances this Lent is not different from any other Lent.

January 1, 2016

No Element of Abortion Aligns With Mercy The date of January 22 is a stark reminder for me of the prevalence of the taking of the lives of pre-born children in our country.

April 1, 2015

Simon of Cyrene:

September 17, 2014
by Bishop Robert F. Vasa

If evidence is needed how wrong some media commentators can get a story, look no further than the coverage of Pope Francis’ recent action of witnessing the marriages of 20 couples, some of whom had

August 28, 2014
by Bishop Robert F. Vasa

 As a priest I have frequently seen the beauty and effectiveness of the sacrament of reconciliation, or, if you prefer, confession.

August 20, 2014
by Bishop Robert F. Vasa

Here is the homily of Bishop Robert F. Vasa for today’s Mass:

August 19, 2014
by Bishop Robert F. Vasa

In today’s first reading, “Ezekiel does something unusual … when his wife dies. He does not go into the usual” ways of mourning that people would have expected from him. He did not even weep.

Bishop’s Homily for the Mass of 19 August 2014. Readings: Ezek 28:1-10; Psalm: Deut 32:26-27ab, 27cd-28, 30, 35cd-36ab; Matt 19:23-30

Recapturing the spirit of St. John Vianney in a “sinless” age

This week’s liturgical observance of the memorial of St. John Vianney, patron saint of parish priests, on August 4 offered the opportunity to once again encourage prayer and even sacrifice for our clergy.