Meetings With Priests

Last week, I began meeting with the priests of the diocese on a deanery basis. Our first group, the Cheyenne Deanery, met at St. Walburga Abbey in Colorado just south of Laramie. The priests gather around 2:00pm and we remain together until the next day around the same time, or Read more…

St. Paul Newman Center; UW

Yesterday evening I had the opportunity to celebrate Mass with the St. Paul Newman Center community in Laramie, followed by Evening Prayer with about 80 members of the UW faculty, staff, and their spouses.  After Evening Prayer, there was a nice social gathering.  It is a great way to begin a new Read more…

Conception Seminary Visit

This Sunday I travelled with our Vocation Director, Fr. Bill Hill, to the Benedictine Abbey of Conception in NW Missouri.  The Benedictines operate a college seminary there, and we have three Vietnamese students and one young man from NE Wyoming presently studying for the priesthood with them.  To the left Read more…

Minimalism?

I cannot tell you how often over the years I’ve been approached as a priest, and now as a bishop, by people wanting to know “the right thing to do”. Deep down, people want to do good, and we want to support every such effort.  However, I wonder how many Read more…

English Translation of Roman Missal

Yesterday, the Bishops of this country received word through our Conference President, Cardinal Francis George, that we have received the official text of the English translation of the Roman Missal, third edition. For the first time since the transition from the Latin texts to English following the Second Vatican Council Read more…

Good Shepherd

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.   In verdant pastures he gives me repose; Beside restful waters he leads me; he refreshes my soul.   He guides me in right paths for his name’s sake.  Even though I walk in the dark valley I fear no evil; for you Read more…

Cathedral Restored – Reopened

Once again for the diocese of Cheyenne, and the first time for me as Bishop, we have an intact Cathedral. For nearly twelve months, the Cathedral has either been under some form of restoration, or completely closed for ongoing work.  Very little went untouched during this time.  There were few modifications, Read more…