Monday, September 16, 2019

U.S. Bishop's Pastoral Letters

People have asked where they could find the pastoral letters of the U.S. Bishops.  Here is the list I mentioned. They have links to the pages on the internet.

           i.      The U.S. Economy The U.S. Economy—Justice for All
          ii.      War and Peace and the use of nuclear arms. The Challenge of Peace—God’s Promise and Our Response
         iii.      Faithful Citizenship: Forming Consciences for participation in the political process.
          iv.      On LGBT    Always Our Children 
            v.      Immigration  Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey to Hope 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Labor Day Reflection

From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

In the Catholic tradition, work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God’s creation. This Labor Day, reflect on the dignity of work and rights of workers by visiting to read the annual Labor Day statement from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

This Labor Day, take action to address inequality and injustice in our workplaces. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) ( supports organizations that empower workers and address the root causes of poverty. Find a local CCHD-funded group and learn how you can get involved.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Reflections after the shootings

These are worthwhile sources of reflection:

U.S. Bishops Concerned about Racism and Xenophobia

The pastoral letter of the U.S. Catholic Bishops on Racism can be found at: Open Wide Our Hearts

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

Recent Statement by the Josephite Fathers and Brothers (The Josephite Fathers and Brothers have had the ministry of working with African Americans.)

Statement from USCCB on Recent Shootings

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Stand with Catholic Charities!

Today, Catholic Charities leaders from across the country are descending on Capitol Hill to give a voice to people suffering in abject poverty. These leaders will be talking with members of Congress and high ranking federal officials about the challenges and opportunities that they see in their communities every day. Please join us by taking action and telling your members of Congress that you stand in unity with Catholic Charities on
·         supporting programs which assist the poor and vulnerable
·         providing a humane and secure immigration and refugee system
·         promoting a culture of giving by expanding charitable giving to all Americans.

Together, we give a voice to the vulnerable. 

Click the link below to log in and send your message: 

Monday, March 18, 2019

Fake email/Scam

There was a story on the local news last night that there are fake emails from Catholic institutions and priests asking for a favor, meaning money. These are not authentic--they are a scam, mostly directed to the elderly.

I have heard that there is an email from an address with rev. and my name (spelling correctly!). This is NOT FROM ME.


Fr. John