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With the New Archbishop Today

My archdiocese conducts a Pastoral Study Day twice a year for clergy and lay people. It’s a good opportunity to catch up with colleagues. Today, the new archbishop spoke at length in the afternoon session, expounding on his reflections on … Continue reading

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Archbishop’s Homily

Archbishop Jackels preached this evening, and I loved his structure, content, and his use of a very good speaking voice. He was somewhat soft-spoken, but another parishioner commented on his gravitas. He sang the presidential prayers. My wife liked that, … Continue reading

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Archbishop Visits

Our new archbishop visits the parish this weekend. Our Sunday 7pm Mass is often a stumbling block for visiting priests or homilists. I think Archbishop Jackels was given the option of when to leave, but to his credit, committed to … Continue reading

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New Archbishop’s Statement

Statement from my new archbishop: The coat of arms that I created for myself when I was named a bishop shows an image of St. Michael the Archangel and a unicorn, representing the families of my mother and father. When … Continue reading

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