Pastoral Reflections

January 2019

Jan 27

January 27, 2019

At the end of November (November 25 Bulletin Column) and then again just before Christmas (December 23rd Bulletin), I shared updates on the sexual abuse crisis and where the discussion is on addressing the crisis. Today I would like to once again summarize where we are and what lies ahead for addressing the crisis. Last summer two bombshells...
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Jan 13

January 13, 2019

In July of 2015, I became pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas and Our Lady Star of the Sea while maintaining my assignment as pastor here at St. Joseph. In the spring of that year, a consensus emerged among the Archbishop, the Priest Placement Board, and myself that this was the best way to provide pastoral leadership for our three communities, given...
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Jan 6

January 6, 2019

Since our Christmas celebrations began on the evening of December 24th, we have been exploring and “unpacking” the meaning of this great feast. The truth we celebrate at Christmas is almost too much for us to take in all at once. We believe, and we celebrate, that God has come among us as a human being. There are many aspects to...
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