I'm sorry for the lack of posts recently.  Busy summer days and still trying to develop a good rythym of staying in touch with all of you.

I hope it has been a good summer for you.  Our Catholic schools here in Tyler begin classes August 12 and that always seems to mark the official end of summer in our community.  L... Read More

July 4th

As we recently celebrated the July 4th holiday I am sure that many of us reflected on the state or our nation.  Although too many basic values have eroded in popular culture I still believe our nation includes millions of people who believe in God and the truth He has revealed to us.  God is our loving creator and we are His creatures, noth... Read More

My June Reflection

As we have just celebrated the Feast of Pentecost, we mark the completion of another Easter journey in the liturgical life of our Catholic faith.  In our busy world it is easy to allow these great feasts to slip past us without much acknowledgment, but especially because we are so busy and easily distracted it is all the more important that... Read More

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

I recently tweeted the following from @bishopoftyler: "I encourage you to make the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel part of your personal prayer....we must invoke God's grace as we face evil." This is beautiful and powerful prayer that was written by Pope Leo XIII in 1884 after... Read More

On the Road: Good Shepherd Sunday

Here are my thoughts on Good Shepherd Sunday and the role of our pastors as shepherds of their parishes. 

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