His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, issued the following statement today on the U.S. Navy’s decision to retain contracts with civilian Catholic priests at naval bases in California for at least another year.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), has received many messages and is well aware of the news items published over the past few days about the decision by the U.S. Navy regarding the pastoral care of Catholics at Naval Base (NB) Coronado, Naval Support Activity (NSA) Monterey, and NB Ventura County—all of which are currently served by civilian Catholic priests willing and able to continue their ministry.
The sculptor sees the finished product in his mind’s eye, even before it’s formed. The answer lies in his polished strokes, the perfect shaping, forming the essence of its beauty for the final reveal. The outcome is extraordinary. God, the creative artist of life, creates strong and resilient children in our Catholic schools—where he is always present.
Pope Francis said in his 2020 message that the period from Sept. 1 to Oct. 4 -- the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi -- is being celebrated as a “Season of Creation.” In Part 2 of Pope Francis’ letter “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” he urges us to see this year’s Jubilee for the Earth as a time to turn back in repentance.
At the end of his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis made a lengthy appeal for peace and harmony in Lebanon, asking people around the world to spend a day in prayer and fasting for the Middle Eastern country.
SAN ANTONIO—Catholic laymen and women pursuing a graduate degree in theology or religious studies, serve their church in a professional capacity must submit applications for the Rev. Msgr. Larry J. Droll Scholarship by September 14, 2020.
by Bishop Michael Mulvey, Diocese of Corpus Christi
Have you ever asked, “what does God see today when He looks at us; Does He see what He planned when He created the human race?” We are made in the image and likeness of God, who is a trinity of persons, a community of persons inseparably united by mutual love.