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Living the Truth in Love: An Invitation to Hope and to Heal

At the request of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, Pope Francis has called all Episcopal Conferences in the world to a heightened awareness of their responsibility for the protection of minors and has asked for a day of prayer and penance for the victims of sexual abuse. The

Living the Truth in Love: Everybody – stay calm!

"Everybody - stay calm!" These were words often spoken by the founding Bishop of the Diocese of Palm Beach, the Most Reverend Thomas V. Daily, and anyone who knew him in the slightest degree probably heard them from him. He was a man who put others at ease in his presence and while he was truly "a

Living the Truth in Love: Mary, a Pilgrim of Hope and Peace

May, which is quickly coming to a conclusion, is the month of Mary. This particular year the month of Mary has a special significance as it celebrated the hundredth anniversary of the appearances of Our Lady at Fatima. So significant is this that Pope Francis went to Portugal for this occasion and

Living the Truth in Love: (Homily – Priesthood Ordination) We Don’t Rule Over Your Faith, We Serve Your Joy

      Living the Truth in Love   Homily - Priesthood Ordination of Deacon Martin Dunne, III Deacon Wisman Simeon Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola May 6, 2017   We Don’t Rule Over Your Faith, We Serve Your Joy   All of us are here to celebrate a most happy

Living the Truth in Love: To Enter More into the Logic of God’s Love

In one of his tweets from the Vatican, Pope Francis expressed: "To experience Holy Week is to enter more and more into God's logic of love and self-giving." Holy Week is upon us and as we enter into the most solemn week of the liturgical year, we truly enter more into God's logic of love and

Living the Truth in Love: (Homily – Chrism Mass) The Priest – A Man of Contemplation and Adoration

Living the Truth in Love: Homily – Chrism Mass The Priest – A Man of Contemplation and Adoration   Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola Tuesday, April 11, 2017 The Priest – A Man of Contemplation and Adoration   As we come together to celebrate this Chrism Mass, all of us,

Living the Truth in Love: A Most Acceptable Time

On Ash Wednesday the second reading of the liturgy reminded us that, "Now is a very acceptable time" (2 Cor 6:2). St. Paul's words to us are a fitting reminder that the season of Lent presents us with a very acceptable time to enter into a deeper relationship with the Lord ,especially through the

Living the Truth in Love: To Welcome, to Protect, to Promote, to Integrate and to Pray

Read the USCCB's  Pastoral Reflection" Living as a People of God in Unsettled Times           One of the great issues which has recently even more intensely gripped our nation is that of immigration reform. Our Diocese of Palm Beach is

Living the Truth in Love: The Call of Ash Wednesday

On Wednesday, March 1st, the season of Lent begins as we are marked with ashes upon our foreheads. Ash Wednesday is perhaps one of the best-known days of the Church’s Liturgical Year. Churches around the world are filled with so many people who desire the mark of the cross from the ashes. One may

Living the Truth in Love: A Big Heart

A much anticipated celebration after that of the holiday season is Valentine's Day. Many early signs of Valentine's Day appear quickly after the passing of the holidays to fill in the lull that is often experienced. It is a day that celebrates love in a manner in which people in a myriad of