Bishop's Column

In the fall of 1990, Blessed John Paul II had a letter sent to all the bishops of the world inviting them to observe the 100th anniversary in 1991 of the publication of Pope Leo XIII’s renowned encyclical on social justice, Rerum Novarum.  Working in Boston at the time, I proposed to the Cardinal that I devote a weekly column in the Archdiocesan newspaper, The Pilot, to Catholic social teaching beginning with Rerum Novarum but setting forth the vast richness of...


Bishop Murphy gave this homily Saturday, June 9

May I begin this reflection with a confession? Sister Mary Hughes O.P.,

Memorial Day weekend has many meanings. We, of course, first of all remember the dead,

Bishop Murphy’s homily at Molloy College’s Commencement Mass,

Two of the committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on which I serve

Devotion to Mary is at the heart of our Catholic faith.

The unfolding beauty of the month of May in itself lifts up our hearts and our spirits.

Pope Benedict has chosen an arresting theme for the 49th World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Two very different events this past weekend marked the conclusion of Easter Week for me.

The following is Bishop Murphy’s homily for Easter Sunday.

Bishop's Weekly Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Wednesday Oct. 3

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Wed., September 19

Thursday, Sept. 13

Wed., September 5

Mon., July 16

Wednesday June 27

Wednesday June 20

Tues., June 12 - Thurs., June 14