Confirmation Season 2010

The Confirmation run around the state is nearly two thirds complete.  I have had the good fortune this trip of having a good friend from Indiana with me.  Mark Seabrook (see photo below) wanted to see the state, and I am benefiting not only from his company, but getting some Read more…

Good Shepherd Sunday

             This Sunday, the 4TH Sunday of Easter is traditionally known as Good Shepherd Sunday. In light of all the renewed interest around clergy sex abuse, I’d like to say a a few words in strong support of our priests. I know how painful this Read more…

Unity

As I travel around the state for my first Confirmation season, I’m thinking of the importance of Unity in our Catholic Church.  Also very much on my mind and in my prayer is this year’s Bishop’s Annual Appeal.  Also, the mere fact that I am a new bishop means I Read more…

Bishop’s Annual Appeal

Dear People of God: The time is approaching once again for the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.  Our goal this year is $1,707,000. This appeal is the primary source of funding for Diocesan operations, which include such important ministries as Seminary education.  This year we have ten seminarians, and will ordain one Read more…

God is Good!

Rest is a good thing!  So is time to enjoy the beauty of nature.  Spending time in nature has always been an important part of healthy re-creation for me, and God in His goodness sent me as bishop to a place where I will get all of nature I can enjoy!  Read more…

Off To The Mountains

Well, People of God, it has been a wonderful, Holy Week! Now for a little bit of R&R. There is a certain flock of turkey in the Big Horn area calling my name! Back to the blog when the confirmation tour begins next week. ‘Till then, keep livin’ and growin’ Read more…

Happy Easter!

     It is difficult to fully comprehend the fullness of what we celebrate this Easter Day.  We are “worldly people” celebrating an event that took place in history, and yet is “other worldly” in its origins and designs.  Jesus is not only the Author of Life, and of all creation, Read more…

Good Friday Homily

Homily, Good Friday, 2010 St. Mary Cathedral, Cheyenne  The tabernacles throughout the world today are empty.  Not a sacrament is celebrated in the Church, because the Savior of the world lies in death.  This reality alone gives stark relief to the tremendous significance of what we celebrate today.   Imagine Read more…