I join with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky in mourning the violent death of Sr. Paula Merrill, SCN.
I also extend my deepest sympathies to the School Sisters of St. Francis on the death of Sr. Margaret Held, SSSF.
Sr. Paula has spent the last 30 years ministering in Christ’s name to the poor and vulnerable as a nurse, and she and Sr. Margaret served together as nurse practitioners in central Mississippi.
They leave a legacy of dedication to their consecrated […]
I give thanks to God for the exciting news that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Martin D. Holley as the fifth Bishop of Memphis. Bishop Holley is a friend whom I know to have a pastoral heart and a wealth of experience, having served as auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. and in a variety of ministries in his home diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. […]
Vatican Radio today presents a very good summary of the document of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops entitled, “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.” Below is both the written script and the actual audio version. In this heightened political climate, it is well worth your listening as it leads you and me to prayerfully study the priorities in the document as we form a good conscience. Below the text and link is also a link to the full text […]