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Entries for 2019

October 2019 Four County Catholic Christ Our Hope: In Every Season of Life “The thief comes only to steal, slaughter, and destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Each October, the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates R...

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September 2019 Four County Catholic Our Future Hope All your children shall be taught by the LORD; great shall be the peace of your children. Isaiah 54:13 My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Saint Mother Teresa, whose feast day we celebrated on September 5th, had this advice, “Spread love everywhere you go. Let...

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August 2019 Four County Catholic Who is Walking Who? My Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Not too long ago I observed a neighbor walking his puppy Sam, a newly adopted rescue.  The leash was taut as the puppy charged forward which caused me to ask, “Who is walking who?”  My neighbor and I both laughed...

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June/July 2019 Four County Catholic “Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it. ” Proverbs 22:6 My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, June is a time of joyful exhilaration for our young people as another school year comes to completion. As we transition from the Easter se...

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May 2019 Four County Catholic “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18) My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, This is the time of joy in the Church –– this time on the Church calendar between Easter and Pentecost known as Eastertide. We are joyful because we, like the apos...

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April 2019 My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, As we continue our Lenten journey together toward Holy Week, I would like to share with you two occasions which recently reminded me of yet another reason why I am grateful for being your Bishop. The two events, while on the surface quite different from each other, had something ...

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March 2019 Four County Catholic “My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Our 40-day journey of self-reflection and sacrifice that is Lent is already well underway. It is a journey that brings us closer to Christ and will leave us changed by our encounter with Him. In my Lenten message this year I spoke of how prayer, fastin...

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February 2019 Four County Catholic “My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, January 22, 2019 marked the forty-sixth anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. This year, as has become a tradition, hundreds of thousands of the faithful gathered in Washington, DC for the annual March for Life. This year's March, ...

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January 2019 Four County Catholic “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:12 My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last month at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Gales Ferry, we, as a diocese, had the distinct honor of hosting the Incorrupt Heart of Saint John Vianney, the...

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