Pope Francis often speaks passionately about the longing of the priestly shepherd to be in the midst of his flock.
It is an annual celebration of the achievements of African Americans and a time of recognition of their central role in the history of our nation.
HERALD OF HOPE BISHOP JEFFREY R. HAINES I enjoy the Christmas season and its holiday fare with the best of them. I like the bright lights, heart-warming carols, delicious cookies, thoughtful gifts and good cheer. As the popular Christmas song trumpets, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Yet, as much as I enjoy […]
HERALD OF HOPE BISHOP JEFFREY R. HAINES Pro-Life Movement Needs One-On-One Encounters I used to think that the Pro-Life movement was all about advocacy — things like gathering for Pro-Life rallies and marches, electing leaders in government sympathetic to the Pro-Life cause, lobbying for legislation promoting limitations and restrictions on funding for abortion or even […]
BISHOP JEFFREY R. HAINES HERALD OF HOPE On the evening of Sunday, Sept. 29, I traveled to Beth Israel Sinai Congregation in Racine to represent Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki and the people of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in expressing support to a community that had suffered an anti-Semitic hate crime. Just a week earlier, the […]
BISHOP JEFFREY R. HAINES In the past, when the question was raised – “Are the streets of our city safe?” – there was a presumption that it concerned the danger of robbery, assault and other threats of violence. Unfortunately, I think it is just as possible these days to ask that question in relation to […]
The following message was delivered Aug. 9 at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist during “Love in Action,” a gathering of prayer that love is the response to the recent shootings in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton. The tragic loss of lives in Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio, confront us with […]
BISHOP JEFFREY R. HAINES For a number of years, when the annual downtown Bastille Days Festival rolled around, the Cathedral Parish of Saint John the Evangelist mostly shut down. Oh, there still was the celebration of the Eucharist on Saturday evening and on Sunday morning, but the massive influx of crowds accompanied by the issues […]
One of the primary reasons for the type of respect accorded in this statement is our belief in the doctrine of the Resurrection of the Body.
There are many reasons why we read the Passion every year.