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My Letter to the Mayor about the Breonna Taylor Tragedy

Today I wrote to Mayor Greg Fischer to pledge my support and prayers as he deals with the Breonna Taylor tragedy and as he responds to the senseless violence that occurred in the midst of an initially legitimate and peaceful protest.  My message to the Mayor is below.

I ask for your prayers for our community, for our leaders, and for our first responders.

2020-05-29T16:30:16-04:00May 29th, 2020|Archbishop's Blog|

Saturday Morning and the Pandemic

Back in 1989 right after our mother died, my brother George, who was five years older and born with Down syndrome, came to join me in rectory life at Saint Mary Church in Catasauqua, PA. I could write books about the delightful experiences that God provided me through my dear brother.

During this slower pace that the pandemic has brought about and somewhat forced upon us, I remembered an episode with my brother. […]

2020-05-26T09:37:57-04:00May 26th, 2020|Archbishop's Blog|

A Time to be In Earnest

P.D. James in Cologne, Germany

P.D. James is one of my favorite authors whose British style is both elegant and extremely clever. She mastered the art of the detective story and created her famous detective Adam Dalgliesh, who likewise is both elegant and extremely clever.

About 20 years ago when she had just turned 77, she began writing in a diary for a year and took its title from Samuel […]

2020-05-12T14:50:30-04:00May 12th, 2020|Archbishop's Blog|

Opening Parishes For Liturgical Celebrations

I welcome the public safety plan from Governor Beshear regarding churches and the opportunity for us to reopen for public worship later this month. I join with faith leaders throughout our Commonwealth in thanking him for listening to our concerns as we develop plans to respond in a way that ensures both safety and the ability to worship again together. As we Christians say during this Easter season, Alleluia!


2020-05-01T16:36:44-04:00May 1st, 2020|Archbishop's Blog|