October 2, 2020  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Desde hace muchas semanas, prácticamente todos los obispos del país — incluido yo — hemos sido bombardeados con cartas en las que se nos pide que hablemos en voz alta y clara sobre las próximas elecciones presidenciales.  Esperamos esas cartas cada cuatro años, pero las elecciones de este año son particularmente críticas. 


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October 2, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

For many weeks now, virtually every bishop in the country — myself included — has been bombarded with letters asking that we speak loudly and clearly regarding the upcoming presidential election.  We expect those letters every four years, but this year’s elections are particularly critical. 


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September 18, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

There was a time when voting for one or another political party or candidate was an exercise of the virtue of prudence. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines prudence as “the virtue which disposes a person to discern the good and choose the correct means to accomplish it.”


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September 18, 2020  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Hubo un tiempo en que votar por uno u otro partido político o candidato era un ejercicio de la virtud de la prudencia.  El Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica define la prudencia como «la virtud que dispone la razón práctica a discernir en toda circunstancia nuestro verdadero bien y a elegir los medios rectos para realizarlo».


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September 4, 2020  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Nuestra observancia del Día del Trabajo nos mueve como católicos a reflexionar sobre el significado del trabajo humano a la luz de la Sagrada Escritura y las enseñanzas de la Iglesia.


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September 4, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Our observance of Labor Day moves us as Catholics to reflect on the meaning of human labor in light of Sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Church.

How are we to understand the role of work in our lives?  Does work actually help to fulfill our role as cooperators with God in perfecting creation — or is work little more than necessary drudgery?


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August 7, 2020  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Hace cincuenta y dos años el Papa Pablo VI promulgó su histórica encíclica Humanae Vitae (HV), «Acerca de la vida humana», en la que articuló la antigua enseñanza de la Iglesia de que la anticoncepción viola la naturaleza y el propósito del acto sexual humano.


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August 7, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Fifty-two years ago Pope Paul VI promulgated his landmark encyclical Humanae Vitae (HV), “Of Human Life,” in which he articulated the age-old teaching of the Church that contraception violates the very nature and purpose of the human sexual act.


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July 3, 2020  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Este año, el 4 de julio, celebramos el 244º año de la independencia de los Estados Unidos de América. Recordamos las bendiciones particulares que hicieron a esta tierra tan agradable para la democracia:


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July 3, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

This year, on July 4, we celebrate the 244th year of the independence of the United States of America. We remember the particular blessings that made this land so congenial to democracy.


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June 19, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

I write this column having just finished celebrating a Mass of Christian Burial for a good friend of mine. Like every Funeral Mass, it caused me to come face to face again with my own mortality. I see more clearly each day that death is not far off for a man of my age.


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June 19, 2020  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Escribo esta columna cuando acabo de celebrar una misa de funeral cristiano para un buen amigo mío. Como en cada misa de funeral, me hizo enfrentarme de nuevo a mi propia mortalidad. Cada día veo más claramente que la muerte no está lejos para un hombre de mi edad.


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June 5, 2020  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

El sábado pasado, con gran alegría, ordené a dos hombres al sacerdocio para el servicio de nuestra diócesis. Estoy seguro de que estos hombres saben bien lo que significa ser un sacerdote. Haríamos bien en recordar cuál es la esencia del ministerio sacerdotal.


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June 5, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Last Saturday it was with great joy that I ordained two men to the priesthood for service in our diocese. I am confident that these men know well what it means to be a priest. We would do well to recall what the essence of the priestly ministry is.


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May 15, 2020  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Of all the half-truths and misinformation being circulated during the COVID-10 pandemic, one of the biggest misconceptions is that our Catholic parishes are “closed” and that the Catholic Church has somehow abandoned her mission out of fear of a virus.


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