bishops column

  • Hospital Sisters host international meeting

    The Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, members of a multi-cultural Franciscan congregation with headquarters in Germany, are currently hosting a meeting of their international congregation at St. Francis Convent in Springfield. The meeting began Sept. 6 and will run through Sept. 22, said Brian Blasco, director of Communications and provincial archivist. Read More
  • In Memoriam - Sister Emma Goeckner, ASC

    In Memoriam - Sister Emma Goeckner, ASC RUMA — Sister Emma Goeckner, ASC, a professed member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ for 72 years, died Aug. 27 at the Ruma Center. She was 88 years old. Born on June 9, 1930, she was the youngest of nine children of William and Rosa (Probst) Goeckner in Bishop Creek. Her five sisters also became Adorers. Read More
  • Vatican website holds plethora of info

    Pope Francis’s extraordinary Aug. 20 letter “to the People of God” undoubtedly inspired many people around the world to seek out this letter — published in seven languages only six days after the Pennsylvania grand-jury report — on the Vatican website. By visiting, you will have before you a most valuable English “portal” to the contents of the site. Read More
  • Human formation — living rightly, living well When good becomes evil

    All evil and all sin comes from pursuing a good in an inappropriate way. When we do this, we hurt ourselves and others. Let’s look at some of the good, and see how it can become evil. Read More
  • Bishop Paprocki's Public Schedule

    Bishop Paprocki's public schedule for the weeks of September 16 and 23. Read More
  • Diocesan Datebook

    Daily events occuring throughout the Diocese. Read More
  • Daily Readings

    Daily Scripture readings for the weeks of September 16 and 23. Read More
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