Month: May 2014

Man’s True Vocation: Faithful Relationship With God; LOVE

In Today’s Gospel, (John 14: 1-12) Jesus is telling His disciples that He is leaving them. But this message is not meant to leave the disciple in despair. No! Quite the contrary, this message is one that leads the disciple to fullness of life. Jesus indicates that He is going to prepare a place for them. The disciples are told that where He is going they know the way. Thomas asks Jesus, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus responds: “I am the way, and the […]

Do Not Grow Tired Of Doing Good

This time of year is no doubt one of if not the most tiring of all seasons.  In this Diocese, the driving alone can be cause for growing weary.  After a month of travel with very few breaks along the way, along with the demands that continue beyond the regular diet of celebrating Confirmations, I am glad to be home for a few days.  A song of years past seems to be my mantra in prayer this morning: “Your arms may grow weary, your shoes will wear thin, come with me into the fields.”  (“Come […]

Judge Skavdahl Denies Diocese of Cheyenne and Plaintiffs’ Request For Relief From HHS Mandate

I learned earlier this afternoon of the disappointing ruling in Federal Court today regarding the Diocese’s request for a temporary injunction against the HHS Mandate. The following statement has been released to the press. I ask for your continued prayers as this case makes its way through the appeal process. In a decision that conflicts with the well-reasoned rulings of many other federal courts around the country, on Wednesday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming denied plaintiffs’ request for preliminary injunctive relief in the lawsuit filed by the Diocese of Cheyenne and […]

Clergy Changes

Once again, it is the time of year for announcing the upcoming changes in clergy assignments.  This weekend, changes were announced in the effected parishes.  In addition to the official changes posted below, one other significant change is also being announced this weekend.  Fr. Bill Hill who has served as vocation director for the past four years will become Parochial Administrator of St. James in Douglas and it mission Church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Glendo.   Fr. Steve Titus, the present pastor of the same will become the new vocation director. I am particularly grateful to […]

Mother’s Day; Good Shepherd Sunday, Wyoming Catholic College

This Sunday, as with so many Sunday’s in Spring, there are many moments calling for reflection.  First and foremost, a very Happy Mother’s Day to all our moms!  By God’s providential and loving plan, there would be no life without women, and more particularly, without moms.  May all of our moms enjoy a memorable day, and may you know of the love and gratitude of your children. I just spoke with my mom and the family gathered in Tell City.  They were busy opening the pool for another summer season.  I guarantee you no such […]

Spring Travels and HHS Hearing in Federal Court

Mercifully, (so far!) spring travels around the state have been successful. Last year, spring snows made it difficult, and at times, impossible to keep scheduled appointments and confirmation celebrations. In the past five days, I’ve logged 1,300 miles to attend the K of C state convention in Jackson, celebrate Confirmations in Jackson and Rock Springs, with a brief stop and visit in Pinedale, returned to Cheyenne for some meetings, drove to Casper for another meeting and a very important engagement yesterday afternoon in Federal Court for a hearing in which the Diocese of Cheyenne along with five […]

Road To Emmaus; Cross and Resurrection

The human person is created in the image and likeness of God. The human person is of the flesh and of the spirit. In many ways, the flesh, the very human part of our existence can be akin to the cross of our life with all of its natural appetites and desires. The body seems to always require some element of moderation and self-discipline. It is symbolic of the veil that is pierced to gain access to the holy of holies; the Spirit, the Divine Life. The Cross: When we struggle to grow in virtue, […]

Mountains And Hills, Bless The Lord

Yesterday I began the drive to Jackson for this year’s Statewide Knights of Columbus Convention as well as a Confirmation here Sunday evening.  I made it as far as Dubois for the night.  The wildlife and nature viewing yesterday evening and then this morning has been spiritually uplifting.  I would like to share some of the photos from yesterday evening and this morning.   Spring is such a beautiful time of year.  Even though Togwotee pass holds heavy snow, new life is evident at the lower levels.  There have been mule deer, elk, moose, rabbits, […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February


By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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