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...


This past weekend 21 Coptic Christians were killed and over 70 injured as they gathered to celebrate midnight Mass

In the beauty of this Advent and Christmas season, our hearts are filled with joy

Every year on December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception,

Bishop Murphy was invited by the leadership of the Islamic Center

This is that special American moment when the whole nation pauses to say

Tuesday and Wednesday of last week, the priests of the diocese were invited

On November 1 of this year, the Ambrosian Archdiocese of Milan

This week we opened the month of November, as we do every year,

As citizens we all share a common responsibility for the good

Last Friday and Saturday, the Pontifical Council for Justice

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