My Place in the Sun

My place in the sun

My Place in the Sun, January 25: Celebrating Catholic Schools Week

As we approach the last week of January, the celebration of Catholic Schools Week begins. Sponsored by the National Catholic Education Association, Catholic Schools Week gives us an annual opportunity to acknowledge the vital purpose of our Catholic schools and celebrate their accomplishments. The theme for the week, Catholic Schools:…

My Place in the Sun, January 18: Love Saves Lives

When you receive this week’s Catholic Sun, I will be in Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life. More than 500 people from across the diocese are scheduled to arrive by bus, car, or plane. They are dedicated and enthusiastic “pilgrims” who are eager to promote and defend human…

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My Place in the Sun, January 11: National Migration Week

On January 7, the Solemnity of the Epiphany, I celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Sunday also marked the beginning of National Migration Week and the occasion to reflect on the circumstances of migrants, including immigrants and refugees and others who live on the fringes of society….

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My Place in the Sun, December Advent Companions

Advent is passing quickly! This is often the case, but this year the four weeks of Advent are actually three weeks plus one day with the fourth Sunday of Advent coming on Christmas Eve.    I always find the Scripture readings during this sacred time rich and beautiful. They call…

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My Place in the Sun, November 30: Come, Lord Jesus

“Overcome by darkness.” This phrase came to mind as I started to think about this week’s article for the Catholic Sun. I am sure you have noticed that December days are shorter and the hours of darkness are longer. Moreover, other forms of darkness permeate our thoughts these days. It…

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My Place in the Sun, November 9: Vocation Awareness Week

The Church celebrates National Vocation Awareness Week November 5-11. This annual celebration is dedicated to the promotion of vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life through prayer and education.    This year’s celebration gives me an opportunity to reflect on my visits last week to St. Mary’s Seminary in…

My Place in the Sun, November 2: In Search of a Servant’s Heart

   The annual Women’s Conference was held at the Oncenter on Saturday, October 28. Since its inception eight years ago women from our diocese and surrounding dioceses have gathered to be enriched by the presentations of guest speakers, the availability of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and the celebration of the…