Exhortations, Letters and Columns from Bishop Olmsted

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Pastoral Letter from Bishop Olmsted and Bishop Nevares Regarding Recent Abuse Scandals

We write you this day to express our own deep level of sadness and anger about the recent revelations surrounding Archbishop Theodore McCarrick and the newly released Pennsylvania Grand Jury report. These shameful and evil actions have harmed many innocent people, especially the young; and they are utterly inexcusable. This has also caused great pain, confusion and dismay among us all — laity, religious and clergy — who remain committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are sorry that you have had to endure this anguish.

By |2018-08-27T12:30:59+00:00August 17th, 2018|Exhortations, Letters and Columns from Bishop Olmsted|Comments Off on Pastoral Letter from Bishop Olmsted and Bishop Nevares Regarding Recent Abuse Scandals

Reflections On Amoris Laetitia (The Joy Of Love)

On the feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 2016, Pope Francis issued his Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family — Amoris Laetitia in Latin, in English “The Joy of Love.” In this Apostolic Exhortation, there is much to move the heart and fire the imagination. Some parts are exceptionally beautiful and will leave you with a hunger for more as well as a desire to return to them often.

By |2018-02-01T19:18:46+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Exhortations, Letters and Columns from Bishop Olmsted|Comments Off on Reflections On Amoris Laetitia (The Joy Of Love)

The Blessing of a Fruitful Life

To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of Pope Paul VI's Encyclical Letter Humanae Vitae, On the Regulation of Birth, we are sharing this four-part series from Bishop Olmsted, "The Blessing of a Fruitful Life."

By |2018-02-01T19:17:59+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Exhortations, Letters and Columns from Bishop Olmsted|Comments Off on The Blessing of a Fruitful Life

Self-Giving Love, Humanae Vitae’s 
Paradoxical Wisdom

To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of Pope Paul VI's Encyclical Letter Humanae Vitae, On the Regulation of Birth, we are sharing this five-part series from Bishop Olmsted reflecting on what it means today, decades since its release.

By |2018-02-02T09:44:43+00:00January 5th, 2018|Exhortations, Letters and Columns from Bishop Olmsted|Comments Off on Self-Giving Love, Humanae Vitae’s 
Paradoxical Wisdom

Evangelizing through Catholic Schools, an Apostolic Letter from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

Catholic schools, thanks be to God, are places of evangelization by assuring that all students have the basic Gospel message proclaimed to them, are confronted with a choice, and then given the freedom and help to make a response in faith. Faith comes from what is heard, thus students cannot respond to the Gospel until they have first heard it.

By |2018-02-02T10:09:18+00:00March 9th, 2017|Exhortations, Letters and Columns from Bishop Olmsted|Comments Off on Evangelizing through Catholic Schools, an Apostolic Letter from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

Apóstoles de Misericordia

CARTA PASTORAL A LOS SACERDOTES DE LA DIOCESIS DE PHOENIX POR SU EXCELENCIA THOMAS J. OLMSTED SOBRE EL SACRAMENTO DE LA PENITENCIA Y RECONCILIACIÓN 25 de enero del 2013 En la Fiesta de la Conversión de San Pablo “La nueva evangelización, entonces, parte también del confesionario. O sea, parte del misterio encuentro entre el [...]

Apostles of Mercy

A Pastoral Letter to the Priests of the Diocese of Phoenix from the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted On the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation January 25, 2013, The Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul “The New Evangelization, therefore, also begins in the confessional, in the mysterious encounter between man's endless plea ... [...]

Serving Truth in the University

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, From the very inception of universities as centers of research and study, we see the presence of the Church. In places like Paris, Oxford and Padua, the Church fostered the university as “an academic community which, in a rigorous and critical fashion, assists in the protection and advancement of [...]

Covenant of Love: A pastoral letter from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

To the Faithful of the Diocese of Phoenix “The man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This is a great mystery. But I speak in reference to Christ and the Church.” — St. Paul to the Ephesians 5: 31-32 This [...]

By |2018-02-06T10:00:46+00:00August 6th, 2009|Exhortations, Letters and Columns from Bishop Olmsted|Comments Off on Covenant of Love: A pastoral letter from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

¿Por Qué Es Importante El Matrimonio Para La Iglesia Católica?

Una Declaración Pastoral De La Conferencia De Los Obispos Católicos De Arizona Un movimiento que crece en nuestro país, reforzado por recientes decisiones legales en algunos Estados y por acciones tomadas por gobiernos en otros países, favorece hacer las uniones de personas del mismo sexo el equivalente legal al matrimonio. En respuesta a este [...]

By |2018-02-06T10:00:29+00:00March 1st, 2006|Exhortations, Letters and Columns from Bishop Olmsted|Comments Off on ¿Por Qué Es Importante El Matrimonio Para La Iglesia Católica?