My Place in the Sun


My place in the sun, April 19: Take the Time

Have you noticed that your signature is no longer needed when your use your credit card? If not, know this change is coming soon. This past week, I learned that four major credit card companies would stop requiring signatures on purchases. The articles I read noted that it is unlikely…



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My Place in the Sun, April 5: Easter Season

It is the evening of Good Friday. I have just returned from Christ the King Retreat House where a number of people gathered with me to walk and pray the way of the cross. As is true of many Good Fridays, the day has been gray and cloudy. The evening…


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An Easter message from Bishop Robert J. Cunningham

Dear Friends in Christ, Happy Easter! Today we rejoice! “Death and life have contended in that combat stupendous: the Prince of life, who died, reigns immortal” (Easter Sequence).    I think the Gospel accounts for Easter Sunday and the days immediately following it are among the most beautiful and consoling…


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My Place in the Sun, March 22: Holy Week

“Let us run to accompany Him as He hastens toward His passion, and imitate those who met Him then, not by covering His path with garments, olive branches or palms but . . . by trying to live as He would wish. Then we shall be able to receive the…



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My Place in the Sun, March 1: A Sacred Pilgrimage

When I begin my weekly column I take a look at the Catholic Sun schedule and the particular topic assigned for the week. Pilgrimage is the suggested theme for this week. I immediately thought about recent pilgrimages I have made with some of you. I recalled last fall’s pilgrimage to…


My Place in the Sun, February 22: Rite of Election

   On Sunday, February 18, I celebrated the Rite of Election at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. It was a joyous celebration for all of us and most especially for the 40 catechumens who will receive the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil. Eighteen parishes participated in the…


My Place in the Sun, February 15: Ash Wednesday Homily

   Editor’s note: Bishop Cunningham celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Feb. 14. The following is the prepared text of the homily he delivered at that Mass, which serves as his column for this week’s issue. With familiar words and quiet gestures, the Church beckons…