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Celebrating Christ at Christmas

Celebrating Christ at Christmas

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

As we rejoice in the Lord’s birth this Christmas, it is important to remember that faith in the incarnation of Jesus Christ is an essential part of the Catholic Church’s teachings: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (Jn 1:14). Jesus came as a light into the world, to dispel the darkness and to give us new life (Jn 8:12). He gave up his life to bring salvation, love and joy to the human race.

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Rejoice in the Hope, Joy and Peace of that first Christmas

Rejoice in the Hope, Joy and Peace of that first Christmas

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bishop James Powers’ Christmas message for 2016

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Pray that hope overcomes hostility

Pray that hope overcomes hostility

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last week during our staff meeting, Marcy, Anita and I were talking about Christmas. We commented on people’s demeanor, and agreed many of the people we are encountering are just not in a good mood.

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Dickens offers Christmas cure for consumerism

Dickens offers Christmas cure for consumerism

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’ve promised my husband mince pies this Christmas.

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A new year of hope

A new year of hope

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Some have suggested with the closing of the Year of Mercy, 2017 should be a Year of Hope.

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A new perspective at Christmas

A new perspective at Christmas

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

For a brief moment when we’re born, we’re the youngest person on the planet. Then, we grow older.

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A message from Bishop Powers, about election day

A message from Bishop Powers, about election day

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

As I have been traveling throughout the Diocese and beyond, one of the requests I have been asked over and over is: “Bishop, TELL ME WHO TO VOTE FOR.”

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Pray to the finish line

Pray to the finish line

| October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The last stop for this year’s tumultuous presidential election season, which for so long seemed like a remote intangible, suddenly is within our sights.

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Lori: Troubling claims in report raise stakes for religious freedom

Lori: Troubling claims in report raise stakes for religious freedom

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Oct. 7, I joined a diverse group of leaders, representing a broad spectrum of perspectives, in calling on President Barack Obama, Sen. Orrin Hatch and Speaker Paul Ryan to renounce the troubling claims put forth by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

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Voting and ‘non-negotiable’ issues

Voting and ‘non-negotiable’ issues

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

In 2002, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a “Doctrinal note on some questions regarding the participation of Catholics in political life.” The letter was signed by the congregation’s prefect, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who in 2007 became Pope Benedict XVI.

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