Month: December 2012

Holy Family Homily

Below, please find the homily for today’s celebration of the Holy Family.  Please be assured of my prayers for all of you and your family, as well. I have thought a lot lately about the greatest need of our human family – our modern society.  I am more and more convinced that this great need is for respect – for the human person – for life itself.  Which leads to the next question: where is this basic human formation to take place?  This answer is obvious; in the family.  Thus, our feast day today has great […]

The Incarnation Tells Us God Is With Ordinary People In Ordinary Moments Doing Extraordinary Things

As this Solemnity of The Incarnation dawns across our world, I extend to all a Blessed Christmas greeting!  Beginning with Isaiah’ prophecy, (7:14) and recalled by Matthew in his Nativity account, we learn that a significant title of the One to be born is Emmanuel, meaning, God-with us. In the Birth of Christ, God takes on our human flesh and condition.  God has entered into human history, and humanity has gazed upon the face of God and seen salvation.  This tremendously humble act of God in the person of Jesus, tells all of us that God […]

Let Us Climb The Mountain of the LORD

Morning prayer this day offers a familiar invitation from the Prophet Isaiah: Come, let us climb the Lord’s mountain, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths.” As I read this, my mind went immediately to the experience of actually climbing a mountain in October.  A group of us were elk hunting and while we were scouting, we spotted a group of ‘missing cows’ overlooked by the rancher during the Fall roundup.  They had found a place of good pasture […]

Happy Feast, Mary!

It seems fitting that I ‘resurface’ on this feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas and the New Evangelization.  Another strong connection is that I was ordained a bishop on the feast day of Saint Juan Diego, December 9, 2009.  She is Patroness to the New Evangelization not only because Mary appeared to this simple convert to the faith, but because Mary is the greatest witness of all time to her Son.  Let us together seek her powerful intercession today for the strengthening of the faith in the Americas, beginning with the renewal of […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February


By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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