My Place in the Sun



My place in the sun

My Place in the Sun, April 27: HOPE Appeal

As I prepare to write this week’s article, we are nearing the end of the Easter Octave. For eight days, we have heard the beautiful Gospel accounts of the risen Jesus’ encounters with His companions. We have heard how their fear, sadness, confusion, disbelief, and despair were transformed when they…


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My Place in the Sun, April 20: Easter Vigil Homily

On Saturday, April 15, I celebrated the Easter Vigil at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. This night is the most blessed of all nights “when Christ broke the prison bars of death and rose victorious from the underworld” (Exsultet). The homily I preached on that occasion is printed below….


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My Place in the Sun, April 13: An Easter message

An Easter message from Bishop Robert J. Cunningham Dear Friends in Christ, “Be glad, let earth be glad, as glory floods her, ablaze with light from her eternal King, let all corners of the earth be glad, knowing an end to gloom and darkness” (The Exsultet). This joyous Easter Proclamation…


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My Place in the Sun, April 6: Forgiveness and Peace

The Prodigal Son is one of the most familiar Gospel parables. The younger of two sons collects his inheritance from his father and leaves home to make his way in the world. Perhaps the popular adage about “the grass being greener” beyond the confines of the familiar prompted his desire…


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My Place in the Sun, March 30: IGNITE Conference

   On Saturday March 25, more than 800 men from our diocese attended the ninth annual IGNITE Conference at the SRC Arena. It was a fine day that nourished the hearts and minds of the dedicated, faith-filled men who participated. The homily I preached on that occasion is printed below….


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My Place in the Sun, March 23: Stations of the Cross

For many of us the Stations of the Cross are synonymous with Lent, Holy Week and, especially Good Friday. The devotion is also known as the “Way of the Cross,” and the “Via Dolorosa.” The tradition for this devotion dates back to the ancient practice of making a pilgrimage to…


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My Place in the Sun, March 16: Remembering Bishop Moynihan

A few hours before writing this week’s article, we celebrated the funeral liturgy for Most Rev. James M. Moynihan. Since his death on March 6, our diocesan website, the Catholic Sun, and the secular media have provided us with much information about his life, his priestly ministry and his 14-year…


My Place in the, Sun March 9: Rite of Election

   The first two Sundays of March are joyous occasions for those preparing to receive the Sacraments of Initiation. On Sunday, March 5, I celebrated the Rite of Election at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for 48 catechumens who are in the final stages of preparation for the reception of…