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Bishop George V. Murry, S.J.

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Lent Print E-mail
Friday, 29 January 2016 14:41

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 10. The word “Lent” comes from an old English word that means “springtime.” Spring reminds us of spring cleaning and the new life in nature that develops after winter. In a similar way, this season of Lent can be a special grace for us as it is an opportunity to do some spring cleaning in our lives and enjoy new life in Christ as a result. We begin that process by publically acknowledge that we are sinners.

Synod News Print E-mail
Friday, 09 October 2015 13:13

Bishop Murry will post occasional notes about the World Synod of Bishops on the family on the diocesan website. Please check doy.org to better understand the progression of the Synod.

“Laudato Si’:” Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter On Care for Our Common Home Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 14:20

Caring for creation is nothing new for Christians. Looking back to the very origins of our faith in the book of Genesis, we see that we are responsible for being good stewards of the natural world in order to protect God’s creation and ensure that the gifts of creation benefit all and serve future generations.

Religious Freedom or Freedom of Worship? Print E-mail
Friday, 31 July 2015 13:57

At the end of the American Revolutionary War, the Founding Fathers made this sentence part of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…


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