My Place in the Sun

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Religious Jubilee

On Wednesday, May 28th, I celebrated Mass at the annual Religious Jubilee at Immaculate Conception in Fayetteville. The Religious Jubilee celebration is always a joyous occasion for me. It gives me an opportunity to express my gratitude to them for their witness to the Gospel and their service to God’s…


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Ordination Homily

   On Saturday, June 7, I conferred the sacrament of Holy Orders on Jason Hage at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The following is the homily I preached on that occasion. Please join me in praying for Father Hage that he may be a faithful priest, teacher and shepherd…


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Come Holy Spirit!

As I write this article, it is Pentecost afternoon and I have just returned from the last of 33 scheduled Confirmation ceremonies that I have celebrated this spring. The Holy Spirit is very much on my mind this Pentecost afternoon. I recalled the familiar invocation, “Come Holy Spirit, fill the…


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Corpus Christi

Sunday morning, on the Feast of Corpus Christi, I celebrated Mass at Corpus Christi Parish in South Onondaga. Later in the day I celebrated Mass at Sacred Heart Basilica commemorating the canonization of St. John Paul II. Both events were joyous occasions for me. The most sacred Body and Blood…


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Religious Liberty

As I begin to write this article we are in the concluding days of the Fortnight for Freedom observed June 21 to July 4, 2014. The theme for this year’s observance was drawn from Pope Francis and acknowledged that our faith impels us to serve, that there is a bond…


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Corpus Christi

Sunday morning, on the Feast of Corpus Christi, I celebrated Mass at Corpus Christi Parish in South Onondaga. Later in the day I celebrated Mass at Sacred Heart Basilica commemorating the canonization of St. John Paul II. Both events were joyous occasions for me. The most sacred Body and Blood…


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Ordination Homily

   On Saturday, June 7, I conferred the sacrament of Holy Orders on Jason Hage at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The following is the homily I preached on that occasion. Please join me in praying for Father Hage that he may be a faithful priest, teacher and shepherd…


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Religious Liberty

As I begin to write this article we are in the concluding days of the Fortnight for Freedom observed June 21 to July 4, 2014. The theme for this year’s observance was drawn from Pope Francis and acknowledged that our faith impels us to serve, that there is a bond…


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Religious Jubilee

On Wednesday, May 28th, I celebrated Mass at the annual Religious Jubilee at Immaculate Conception in Fayetteville. The Religious Jubilee celebration is always a joyous occasion for me. It gives me an opportunity to express my gratitude to them for their witness to the Gospel and their service to God’s…


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Random Thoughts

This week, rather than a addressing a single topic, I decided to mention briefly three topics: graduation, the remembrance of those who have served in our military and our Blessed Mother.    Last week I celebrated the Baccalaureate Mass for the graduates at Le Moyne College. It was a joyous…