Bishop's Statements



Living the Truth in Love: Christmas Hope

In a recent talk which Archbishop Charles Chaput gave at the University of Notre Dame 2016 Bishops’ Symposium, he referred to an illustration from a thirteenth century Bible which he had recently received from a friend. The Archbishop described it as a depiction of Mary punching the devil in the

Living the Truth in Love: From Catholic Charities – Please, thank you, sorry!

As we conclude the Extraordinary Year of Mercy, we do so right before we celebrate our great national day of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a fitting time to reflect upon the gratitude we share in our hearts to God for His merciful love for each and every one of us. It is also a time for us to

Living the Truth in Love: A Full Season of Advent

Having just celebrated Thanksgiving, the season of Christmas is quickly before us. The celebration of Thanksgiving brings us together with our families and has a sense of peace and tranquility to it. Many understandably express how much they enjoy Thanksgiving, but do not look forward to the

Living the Truth in Love: November – Much Before Us

The month of November is already upon us. This month brings with it a number of significant days, both for the Church and for our nation. November begins with the celebration of the Solemnity of All Saints and is followed the next day by the Commemoration of All Souls. This month will bring with it

USCCB President Says the Gospel Serves the Common Good, Not Political Agendas

A statement from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops WASHINGTON—At this important time in our nation’s history, I encourage all of us to take a moment to reflect on one of the founding principles of our republic – the

Living the Truth in Love: Elizabeth of the Trinity – A Saint not a Demon

On October 16, Pope Francis will formally canonize Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, a Carmelite nun of the 20th century. While the Feast of Blessed Elizabeth is November 9, the day of her death, her canonization during this month draws special attention to Carmelite spirituality as October

Living the Truth in Love: Moved by Mercy

The month of October is already upon us.  October brings many significant things with it.  While not very obvious in southern Florida, October carries signs of life in the changing of the seasons to fall with beautiful colors and cooler weather.  In Florida, it is the beginning of the season when

U.S. Bishops’ Welcome Pope Francis’ Call for World Day of Prayer for Victims of Sexual Abuse Survivors

WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, welcomed Pope Francis’ call for a World Day of Prayer for Victims of Sexual Abuse and highlighted the efforts in dioceses across the country guided by the Charter for the Protection

Living the Truth in Love: Homily – Permanent Diaconate Ordination

  The Deacon – An Image of God’s Mercy     At the conclusion of May this year, there was in Rome, from May 27 through May 29, a special Jubilee for Deacons.  It was an occasion for deacons and their families from all around the world to make a pilgrimage to Rome in order to participate

Cardinal Dolan, Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman, on Deceptive “Catholics for Choice” Ad Campaign

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued the following statement alerting the public to a deceptive ad campaign calling for taxpayer funding of abortion in the name of the Catholic faith. A