Month: November 2014

Giving Thanks is Good for the Soul

  Today, our nation pauses to give thanks.  I’ll be taking time today to help serve meals to the homeless and homebound.  As we gather with family and friends today, let’s not forget those who are struggling in these days. Early this morning, I began my ‘litany of thanks’ beginning with gratitude to God and my dependence upon him!  I give thanks for my faith, that allows me to believe in God and be grateful for his many blessings; the beauty of creation and everything within it.  I was even able to give thanks for […]

The Truth Of The Nobility And Beauty Of Marriage

In January, the Diocese of Cheyenne will begin focusing on a new set of priorities in our strategic plan. Marriage and Family are among those new priorities. I hope to do a series of articles on marriage and family over the next several months, beginning with this one. The topics of marriage and family have received much attention in recent months at the Extraordinary Synod in Rome, in a recent ruling here in Wyoming and the Federal Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and elsewhere. I wish to review our Catholic perspective on marriage. […]

Back On The Holy Hill

Today marks the completion of two weeks on the road. I’m at St. Meinrad Archabbey and Seminary in Southern Indiana this morning. I’m looking forward to visiting with our three seminarians studying here as well as with the faculty, and celebrating the community Mass today.  I remember as a seminarian looking forward to visits by my Archbishop, and now, I enjoy the opportunity to get to know my seminarians and hear how they are growing in discernment and formation. The first week of November I was in St. Paul for meetings with Catholic Rural Life.  We […]

Feast of Lateran Basilica Calls To Mind Our Membership In The Body of Christ

Today the Church celebrates the dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome, St. John Lateran, which also serves as the Pope’s Basilica as the Bishop of Rome. In many ways, the image of a ‘church’ structure, symbolizes the many different aspects and elements of the church architecture which come together to form a beautiful place of worship. We hear in the readings today that Christ is the foundation of this structure, and each of us are a temple of God.  (1 Corinthians 3)  The Spirit of God dwells within each of us and dwells within […]

Cardinal Turkson’s Talk: Agriculture As Vocation

Last night, on the campus of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Cardinal Turkson’s representative delivered his presentation on Faith And The Call For A Human Ecology.  The presentation was a keynote address that is a part of our days together with agricultural leaders for a symposium on Faith, Food, and Environment.  It is quite inspiring, and worthy of reflection.  This talk will help Catholic Rural Life in our efforts to develop a document on the Vocation of the Agricultural Leader. Enjoy. Symposium on Faith, Food and Environment St. Paul, Minnesota 5 November 2014   Faith […]

Catholic Rural Life Convening Symposium On Faith, Food and Environment

The following press release explains the exciting symposium that begins tomorrow, Wednesday at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Our Catholic Rural Life board of directors just completed a board meeting today, and are looking forward to welcoming the 70 symposium participants and several hundred others who will attend some of the presentations scheduled for the week. We learned yesterday that Peter Cardinal Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace will be unable to attend as previously planned, but are relieved that Fr. Michael Czerny, SJ, will be present […]

All Saints & All Souls; Eternity Is Our Goal

As I write, the Solemnity of All Saints is drawing to a close and the eve of All Souls quickly draws near. These two great celebrations call to mind one of my favorite quotes of Bl. Cardinal Newman: Life is short. Death is certain. Eternity is long. It is good to turn our thoughts to eternity; to heaven. St. Paul said as much when he taught: Since you have been raised up to new life in Christ, you must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is seated at God’s right hand. […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February


By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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