BISHOP JAMES T. SCHUERMAN A priest I met years ago told me of a time in his life when he underwent a great transformation. He had neglected his health for a long time and, as a result, became so ill that eventually he could not function in his ministry. His whole routine of celebrating the […]
HERALD OF HOPE BISHOP JAMES T. SCHUERMAN Last month, I had the privilege of being part of Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki’s Holy Land pilgrimage, “In the Footsteps of Jesus” (Oct. 21-30). We traveled to Nazareth, Cana, Capernaum, Magdala, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, among other places. We visited the sites where Jesus preached the Good News, taught […]
HERALD OF HOPE BISHOP JAMES T. SCHUERMAN On Oct. 4, we celebrate the Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis is one of the most beloved saints of all time, honored for his embrace of poverty, his compassion toward those in need and his love for all creation. In 1182, Francis was born in […]
Religious liberty is a guaranteed right in the United States, a right that we often take for granted. Often, we see that right challenged in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. For example, Catholic entities that provide health insurance to employees often come under fire for excluding coverage that involves contraception or abortive procedures. At times, we […]
BISHOP JAMES T. SCHUERMAN A few weeks ago, a college seminarian was telling me about the classes he had been taking since entering the seminary. In the course of the conversation, he mentioned that in one of his courses, the professor assigned the book, The Confessions of St. Augustine. I was very interested to hear […]
BISHOP JAMES T. SCHUERMAN St. Benedict, whose memorial we celebrate July 11, was born in the year 480 in the Umbrian town of Nursia or Norcia. As a young man, he went to Rome to be educated. Appalled by the moral corruption he encountered in the life of the city, he decided to seek a […]
The Sunday after Pentecost is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity — it is a celebration of the great mystery of God in our lives.
Bishop Schuerman discusses some of the keys to Lent in this week’s Herald of Hope.
In his column, Bishop Schuerman sites reasons why every now and then, we should stop what we are doing and take a little time to reflect upon the things for which we are truly grateful.
One of my earliest memories is that of my mother taking my right hand and guiding it as I attempted to make the sign of the cross.