Meeting Pope Francis

As I wrote earlier this week, the bishops gathered with the Focolare Movement this week had the opportunity to visit with Pope Francis.  For anyone, to be in the presence of the Holy Father is a unique blessing, and it is no different with Pope Francis.  I can tell you Read more…

Update From Rome

Today, Sunday, our day started early with breakfast, then bus transport to St. Peter for Mass in the Basilica at 8:30.  It was a very moving experience as we celebrated Mass (fist time as a Bishop in St. Peter) at the same altar where I was ordained a Deacon 18 Read more…

Treasure In Heaven

This weekend’s Gospel (Luke 12: 32-48) gives a simple message: “The Father is pleased to give you the Kingdom.”  Jesus is speaking to His disciples.  He is ultimately speaking of heaven, as the text says explicitly in the next line.  However, Jesus is also speaking of the founding of His Read more…