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Dec 24, 2019

Despite the current challenges in our world and our society, next week we celebrate the great gift of Christmas, a time of profound joy. The same radiant beams that lit a manger in Bethlehem and announced to the world that a Savior was born must enlighten and guide us on our path. The virtues and good things we...

Dec 16, 2019

In our state of discourse today, people may often challenge your most deeply held beliefs. That's OK. Start by listening intently and being respectfully even when others refuse to hear your perspective. Mutual respect is key to any healthy relationship, and it lays the foundation for dialogue. That doesn't mean...

Dec 9, 2019

In this week’s episode of the Walk Humbly Podcast:

  • Bishop Burbidge met with Pope Francis in Rome last week for his ad limina visit
  • Topics raised with Pope Francis by bishops of our “region”
  • Arlington seminarians met with Bishop Burbidge in Rome
  • How the #JustOneYes campaign came up during Bishop Burbidge’s EWTN...

Dec 9, 2019

As we journey from store to store, filling our cars (and Amazon carts) with Christmas presents, let us remember our more important journey: The journey of Advent, which leads to the promise and joy of Christmas morning. Let us follow the invitation of St. John the Baptist, who calls us to prepare the way of the Lord and...

Dec 2, 2019

The Biblical story of Lazarus reminds us that we need to keep our eyes, hearts and minds open to people in need now and always. Only when we notice the people in need in our midst can we respond with the attention, compassion and love of Jesus.