Families and Persons with a Disability

My good friend growing up, Ed Leahy, asked me to give the keynote talk at the 13th Conference on Disability at the University of Scranton. He and I have been friends since grade school and have kept in touch all these years.  I could not say no.  The talk is later today.

Ed and his wife, Pat, had one child, a son born with a disability. He died 20 years ago, but his presence in their lives and their love for […]

2017-10-13T15:53:06+00:00October 29th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|

Synod Blog – October 19, 2014

Pope Francis delivers his final speech to the Synod on the Family.  (Image courtesy of Salt and Light Media) Pope Francis delivers his final speech to the Synod on the Family. (Image courtesy of Salt and Light Media)

Looking back on this Extraordinary Synod, I was very inspired by the Holy Father’s heart of compassion and desire to walk with people. I am reminded of Christ who looked on the crowds of people and “his […]

2017-10-13T15:53:06+00:00October 18th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|

Synod Blog – October 16, 2014

As I write this entry, we are in the middle of the 2nd week of the Synod on family.  I ask for your prayers.

You may recall that my prayer at the beginning of the Synod was threefold: that confidence be restored for married couples and their families as they seek to live faithful witness to the Gospel of joy; that the beauty of marriage in Holy Scripture and Church teaching shine forth; and that we as a Church seek to […]

2017-10-13T15:53:06+00:00October 16th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|

Hopes and Expectations for the Synod

I talked with Catholic News Service about the Synod on Challenges Facing the Family in the Context of Evangelization and our hopes for it.

 

2017-10-13T15:53:06+00:00October 6th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|