Homily at Closing Mass-Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgics

Here is the homily I preached on Friday, June 27 at the closing Mass for the Marten Program of Homiletics and Liturgics at Notre Dame University.

When you discover that someone loves you, it can change your whole outlook on life.  You were built to be loved.  That is how God created you  and genuine love brings out the best in you.  Authentic love transforms you.

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2017-10-13T15:53:07+00:00June 27th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|

Catholic Press and the New Evangelization

I presented the following keynote address to the annual meeting of the Catholic Press Association on Wednesday, June 18 in Charlotte, North Carolina: 

Introduction:  Thanks for the Feedback

A book published earlier this year by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen entitled, Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well, begins with this advice: “Before you tell me how to do it better, before you lay out your big plans for changing, fixing, and improving me…– know this: I’ve […]

2017-10-13T15:53:07+00:00June 18th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|

St. Barnabas, Son of Encouragement

At the annual spring meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, held this year in New Orleans, I gave the following homily last Wednesday (June 9) in St. Louis Cathedral on the feast of St. Barnabas: 

How grateful we bishops are to you, Archbishop Aymond and all the priests, deacons, men and women of the consecrated life and all faithful who are gathered in this beautiful Cathedral. Thank you for your warm welcome to the Archdiocese of New Orleans […]

2017-10-13T15:53:07+00:00June 16th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|

Interview with EWTN

At the annual spring Bishops’ meeting, held this week in New Orleans, I had a chance to sit down and talk 
with Raymond Arroyo of EWTN.  Here is the interview: 

 

2017-10-13T15:53:07+00:00June 14th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|

Pope and Patriarch Meet

The coverage of Pope Francis’ three day visit to the Holy Land was excellent.  What a whirlwind visit it was – meetings with leaders of Israel and Palestine, visiting the holy shrines, praying at Sacred Walls and walls that separate, embracing rabbis and imams, inviting presidents of Israel and Palestine to join him in Rome for prayer.  All of us pray for world peace and pray that these humble and yet bold steps will bear fruit.

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2017-10-13T15:53:07+00:00June 5th, 2014|Archbishop's Blog|