February 17, 2017  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

The city of Juarez, Mexico, just across the Rio Grande River from El Paso, Texas, has long been known as one of the most dangerous cities in the world. The drug cartels’ incessant vying with each other for power has resulted in a city rampant with murders.


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February 3, 2017  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

En la declaración de 1990, “En favor de las escuelas católicas de primaria y secundaria,” y luego en la declaración de 2005, “Renovando nuestro compromiso con las escuelas católicas de primaria y secundaria en el tercer milenio,” los obispos de los Estados Unidos hicieron tres ambiciosos compromisos:

  • Las escuelas católicas continuarían brindando una educación, de la más alta calidad, basada en el Evangelio.
  • Las escuelas católicas estarían disponibles, accesibles y asequibles para todos.
  • Las escuelas católicas contarían con administradores y maestros altamente calificados, quienes recibirían salarios y beneficios justos.

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February 3, 2017  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

In the 1990 statement, “In Support of Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools,” and again in the 2005 statement, “Renewing Our Commitment to Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools in the Third Millennium,” the U.S. bishops made three ambitious commitments:

·          Catholic schools will continue to provide a Gospel-based education of the highest quality.

·          Catholic schools will be available, accessible, and affordable.

·          Catholic schools will be staffed by highly qualified administrators and teachers who receive just wages and benefits.


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January 20, 2017  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

Afin de aclarar la confusión que parece estar rodeando el tema de la recepción de la Sagrada Comunión por parte de los católicos divorciados y de quienes se volvieron a casar (sin el beneficio de un decreto de nulidad), creo que me corresponde a mí, como su obispo, aclarar una vez más la continua enseñanza y disciplina de la Iglesia con respecto a este tema. 


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January 20, 2017  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
In light of the confusion that seems to be surrounding the question of the reception of Holy Communion by divorced and remarried (without benefit of a decree of nullity) Catholics, I believe it incumbent on me as your bishop to once again clarify the perennial teaching and discipline of the Church in this matter. 
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December 16, 2016  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
When you listen once again to St. Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus — the gospel that is proclaimed at the Christmas Midnight Mass — give some attention to the situation of the innkeeper. 
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December 2, 2016  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
La temporada santa del Adviento destaca la figura de la Santísima Virgen María como modelo de esperanza de la gente del Antiguo Testamento. Ella encarna a los que esperan y anhelan la venida del Señor, ahora y al final de los tiempos.
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December 2, 2016  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

The holy season of Advent highlights the Blessed Virgin Mary as the exemplar of the hopes of the people of the Old Testament. She embodies the people who wait and hope for the coming of the Lord, now and at the end of time.


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November 4, 2016  |  By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

En la mayoría de días del año litúrgico de la Iglesia, se presentan uno o más santos para nuestra veneración y celebración. El 1 de noviembre celebramos la Solemnidad de todos los Santos, los hombres y mujeres santos de cada época y lugar, que ahora disfrutan de la plenitud de la vida y la alegría con Dios en el cielo. 


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November 4, 2016  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
On most days of the Church’s liturgical year, one or more saints are presented for our veneration and celebration. On Nov. 1, we celebrated the Solemnity of All Saints, all the holy men and women of every time and place who now enjoy the fullness of life and joy with God in heaven.
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October 25, 2016  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
In the course of this presidential election cycle I have given two public addresses to Catholics on responsible voting. Given the tenor of the presidential campaigns, I was not surprised to hear many people say, “I don’t know who to vote for,” or “I don’t think I’ll vote at all.”
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October 7, 2016  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
Our faith demands that we make moral judgments guided by a well-formed and well-informed conscience. This is especially true when it comes to exercising our right and responsibility to vote.
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September 28, 2016  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN
In every presidential election year since 1976 the bishops of the United States have published a statement reminding Catholics of their political responsibilities. The current statement of the bishops on this subject is entitled Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (FCFC). Beginning with this column I would like to present and comment on this important document as we prepare to vote in November.
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The True Meaning of Work

A Labor Day Reflection
September 28, 2016  |  By MOST REV. MICHAEL SHERIDAN

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