State of the Campaign: Parish Support

The “Together Let Us Go Forth ~ Juntos Sigamos Adelante” campaign gives parishes the opportunity to meet the immediate needs of their community while joining with the rest of the diocese to build up the body of Christ through the work of discipleship and evangelization.

Bishop Olmsted’s Address to the 2019 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

https://youtu.be/GQ1ZJtBvZfI?t=5270 Following are Bishop Olmsted’s prepared remarks from the 2019 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on April 23, 2019:

‘The Organ Lives!’ — Notre Dame’s Monstrous Organ Survives Fire

The world was obviously taken aback when news broke with terrifying videos of smoke and fire coming from the beloved Notre Dame Cathedral.

Holy Week, Easter provide new beginnings

When you get right down to it, the message of Easter is one of hope. Jesus is victorious over sin and death and offers each of us the gift of new life.

Progress Made in Priestly Formation

In this series, I have been addressing certain aspects of the scandals that the Church has suffered over the past 70 years.

Avances en la formación sacerdotal

En esta serie, me he estado enfocando en ciertos aspectos de los escándalos que la Iglesia ha sufrido durante los últimos 70 años.

New book invites reader into deeper reflection of Holy Week

The season of Lent and Holy Week, the most sacred season for Catholics, the focus where all of our reality comes alive, is upon us.

State of the Campaign: Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Community Services has always been committed to serving the poor and vulnerable.

This Lent, go without

I used to think that fasting was worthless. I would find reasons to excuse myself from the obligatory Lenten practice: low blood sugar, anemia, etc.

Following Jesus requires sacrifice, suffering

If you’ve ever watched a football game on television, you’ve no doubt seen a banner in the stands proclaiming the message “John 3:16.”