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Power cut-offs, possible trade disputes and more affect  peoples’ lives. Also, hear Bishop Callahan’s Holy Thursday Homily.  Airdate 04/07/18

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

O God, who gladden us year by year with the solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection, graciously grant, that, by celebrating these present festivities, we may merit through them to reach the eternal joys of Heaven. Hi everybody, Bishop Callahan here.  Christ is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed! Yes, Christ has risen from the dead and […]

Examine the Virtue of Penance

O God, who desire not the death of sinners, but their conversion, mercifully hear our prayers during this observance of Lent, that we may gain pardon for our sins and a newness of life. Hello everybody, Bishop Callahan here … reminding you that the essence of the virtue of penance is a conversion of heart […]

It’s Lent Again …

Allow me to remind you that Wednesday, February 14, is not only Valentine’s Day—but, more importantly, it is Ash Wednesday. “O, my goodness,” you may say and point to the boxes of Christmas decorations that you haven’t had chance to bring back to storage. Yeah, I realize that may be an exaggeration. So many times […]

A New Year Reflection

A year is dead, a year is born: Thus time flies by on silent wing: Thou, Lord, alone canst guide our course And safe to heaven Thy people bring.  (Lapsus est Annus) Long ago, our ancestors greatly feared the passage of time. We experienced a bit of that years ago when we turned the page […]

Let your Christmas Joy Shine Forth

Grant, O Lord, we pray, that we may draw new vigor from celebrating the Nativity of your Only Begotten Son, by whose heavenly mystery we have received both food and drink. Hi Everybody! Bishop Callahan here to wish you a Merry Christmas! Jesus Christ came to earth, He was born in a humble stable, and […]

Advent Message from Bishop William Patrick Callahan 2017

Grant to us, O Lord, a new vigor in our time of Advent, that, as we prepare to celebrate in adoration the festivities of your Son’s Nativity, so may we possess in gladness his everlasting rewards. Hi Everybody, Bishop Callahan here, asking you to make some time this Advent season to reflect on the great […]

What Happens in Vegas…

Yes, I think we’ve all seen the commercials about the advantages of vacations in Las Vegas—peace, quiet, and privacy. No one of us expects the horror of evil to be a part of our fun or our participation in an event such as a Country Music Festival. Once again, however, we confront the problem of […]

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us!

Dear brothers and sisters, I am so happy that we maintain a strong spiritual bond with our brothers and sisters at Casa Hogar in Peru. Not only is there the strong financial support we provide through the Fr. Joseph Walijewski Legacy Guild, but also there is our strong union through the Rosary promotion that is […]

Statement Regarding DACA Decision

Dear Brothers and Sisters– The recent decision by the Administration to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, has created quite a stir among many people. This is a difficult moment in our beloved, yet morally and socially confused and conflicted country. Nevertheless, we offer support to all those who are legitimately affected […]