Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, May God’s blessings and His peace be with you as we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Diocese of Gallup. This past Summer I had the opportunity to go to two dioceses to preach the annual Mission Appeal. I visited the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY, which contains Queens and Long Island. It was my first time visiting the area, and I found the […]

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On Sunday, October 22, 2012 Pope Benedict XVI gathered thousands of Catholics from around the world in Saint Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.  On this glorious day Our Holy Father announced seven new saints to the world.  They are men and women who were models in holiness, outstanding in virtue and faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.  The pilgrims from the Diocese of Gallup were privileged to be among the crowds […]

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Pope Benedict XVI announced in his apostolic letter “Porta Fidei” (PF) a special year of grace for the Church. The “Year of Faith” will mark two very important anniversaries in the life of the Church, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Our Holy Father states “The ‘door of faith’ is always […]

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This past weekend, I had the privilege to visit Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio in order to speak at the Saint John Bosco Catechetical Conference. It was an amazing experience. The presenters, attendees and staff were definitely in love with the Lord and had a passion for evangelization and catechesis. My talk was around the topic of Evangelization and Catechesis in a Missionary Diocese in light of the […]

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