Charity in Truth

What I heard this summer

I will report back to you what I’ve heard and how these heartfelt comments, no matter how hard they are to hear at times, will help to shape necessary reforms in our local Church and how they will inform my own contributions to the urgent conversations that are happening at higher levels of our Church. 
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A time to repent

The ongoing sexual abuse crisis in the Church has hit us with full force following the revelations concerning Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington, and the Pennsylvania grand jury report. Once again, we were confronted with a tsunami of evil: the evil of those who perpetrated unspeakable crimes against children and young people; and...
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Sports offer more than competition

Sports are a bridge to new experiences, to unfamiliar faces, and can unite young people to each other in a unique and powerful way.
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Words and deeds

It’s no good to speak about the faith and not to live it. And if we are living the faith, we should be willing to speak of it. 
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The church exists to evangelize

It’s not that most Catholics reject outright the call to spread the Gospel; it’s more that they decline to participate in it, often because they themselves have never been evangelized and adequately catechized.
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Beyond our opinions

As Holy Week and the Easter season unfold, let us embrace the One who transcends our opinions and controversies. Only his love shows us the way. Then we will find the peace the world cannot give. 
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Enduring power of nonviolence

Archbishop William E. Lori answers questions about his pastoral letter, "The Enduring Power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Principles of Nonviolence."
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The best Lent ever

When we look at Lent as the herald of a new springtime in our spiritual lives, then, I would hope, Lenten practices would no longer seem like unwelcome intrusions into our comfort. Rather, they are harbingers of hope for a more Christ-centered way of life.
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Conversion to the Gospel of life

Intellectual conversion begins when we start asking questions and challenging assumptions.
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Peace on earth

The Word of God and great spiritual writers constantly teach us that when our lives are in order, the peace of Jesus reigns in us and we become sources of true peace in a divided world.
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Black Catholic History Month

May the examples of Mother Lange, Father Uncles and others inspire us to follow in their footsteps on the journey for peace, justice and unity.
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Good to be Catholic

I am proud that the ministries of this Archdiocese accept this invitation every day of every year.
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