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Summer of Youth

Summer of Youth

Steubenville Conference 2022, Photo by Grace Tamburro In 1963, singer Nat King Cole released the song, “Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer,” and while I agree about the hazy and crazy, I do not agree with the lazy. The summertime here in the Diocese of Springfield...

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Life is Victorious!

Life is Victorious!

In a recent homily, I cited 139 attacks on Catholic Churches in the United States in the past two years, saying that these events are going to get worse depending on the Supreme Court decision regarding Roe v Wade. After Mass, a lady approached me and asked me if I...

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May Our Adoration Never Cease

May Our Adoration Never Cease

At this time of the year, I ask your prayers for our newly-ordained priests as well as those who are being transferred, retiring, or receiving additional parish assignments. Few of our priests have the luxury of staying at one place on a weekend. Typically, with other pastoral duties, the majority of our priests must drive to another city/to another parish and offer Holy Mass for a different community.

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