El Mensajero (English)

Bishop's Column

November 12, 2014
Renewing faith, cherishing the dead
Renewing faith, cherishing the dead

During this month of November, the rich tradition of the Church encourages us to remember especially our deceased loved ones who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith and who rest in the sleep of peace.

Read More
Comments(0)
October 15, 2014
CMA, paper help in treasuring God's 'gems'
CMA, paper help in treasuring God's 'gems'

During this month there are several topics that deserve very special mention because of their great impact upon our lives as we celebrate our Catholic faith in the Diocese of Rochester.

Read More
Comments(0)
September 17, 2014
The church must always defend life
The church must always defend life

Amid the joys of this life, there is one that looms high above all the others: the joy of parents who welcome a newborn child into their lives. When they cradle this precious gift of God in their arms, there are no words to express adequately the joy in their hearts.

Read More
Comments(0)
August 14, 2014
Programs aim for growth in faith
Programs aim for growth in faith

We are still enjoying the wonderful days of summer, a time that none of us wishes to end too quickly. At the same time, we do know that our children and young adults soon will be returning to the classroom. As the bishop of the diocese, my prayers accompany them as they continue to grow in knowledge and, please God, in the Catholic faith in our Catholic schools and religious-education programs.

Read More
Comments(0)
June 18, 2014
Eucharist is marriage's foundation
Eucharist is marriage's foundation

In this issue of the Catholic Courier, we honor those in our diocesan family celebrating their anniversaries of marriage, with a special remembrance of those couples whose marriages have spanned many, many years! So it is that we recall those beautiful words:

Read More
Comments(0)
May 14, 2014
Many vocations serve the church
Many vocations serve the church

During this month of May dedicated to Our Mother Mary -- and anticipating World Day of Prayer for Vocations on May 11 -- we are deeply conscious that through her fiat, responding to the angel Gabriel's announcement that she was to be the Mother of God, Mary answered "Thy will be done!" Her "yes" allowed the Word to become flesh and dwell among us.

Read More
Comments(0)
April 16, 2014
Resurrection’s glorious light prevails
Resurrection’s glorious light prevails

With faith tested and tried, sometimes confused and anxious, struggling to understand but nonetheless remaining his followers, Mary of Magdala, Peter, and John endured to see the darkness of Golgotha dispelled by the light of Christ’s glorious resurrection.

Read More
Comments(0)
March 12, 2014
Visits, warm welcomes continue
Visits, warm welcomes continue

Thank you again and yet again for your very warm welcome to the Diocese of Rochester, a welcome extended from all quarters -- priests, religious, deacons, laity, young and more senior, and all in between that vast spectrum we call the family of God.

Read More
Comments(0)
December 20, 2013
Christmas message from Bishop Matano
Christmas message from Bishop Matano

The birth of Christ, which we joyfully celebrate on Christmas day, gives us the definition of the new evangelization. The new evangelization means accepting the Child born at Bethlehem and unreservedly following him.

Read More
Comments(0)
December 14, 2012
A Christmas message from Bishop Cunningham
A Christmas message from Bishop Cunningham

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ in the Diocese of Rochester,

Through the centuries painters and sculptors have given us numerous depictions of the Nativity scene.

Read More
Comments(0)
More Results: