Bishop Rice Columns

New Evangelization in the New Year

New Evangelization in the New Year

I ’d like to go back prior to the Synod, prior to the Eucharistic Revival, and prior to the pandemic, to that time when I shared with everyone the statistics for our diocese regarding the decline in sacramental practice. Although there were some bright spots, one of...

Longing for Christmas…Right Now!

Longing for Christmas…Right Now!

COME,AND YOU WILL SEE  By Bishop Edward M. RiceDec. 09, 2022 “For we need a little Christmas right this very moment…We need a little Christmas now.” This particular Christmas song was first performed in 1966 in the Broadway musical Mame. And by now you might be...

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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