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Diocesan “Town Meetings”

Diocesan “Town Meetings”

Jan 02 2019

March 5th is Town Meeting Day this year in Vermont.  I live in downtown Burlington at St. Joseph’s rectory and, while I’ve…

Christmas Message 2018

Christmas Message 2018

Dec 24 2018

“Your light will come, Jerusalem; the Lord will dawn on you in radiant beauty. You will see his glory within you; the…

Statement concerning the former St. Joseph’s Orphanage, Burlington VT

Statement concerning the former St. Joseph’s Orphanage, Burlington VT

Sep 09 2018

Almost 4 years ago, I was named the Bishop of Burlington. I remember being driven past the former St. Joseph’s Orphanage property…

“It is not enough to apologize” – Initial Response to the Scandals and Sin Rocking our Church

“It is not enough to apologize” – Initial Response to the Scandals and Sin Rocking our Church

Sep 06 2018

This week, the priests of the Diocese of Burlington and I have been together for our annual retreat. As you might know,…

Responding to scandal and sin in our Church

Responding to scandal and sin in our Church

Sep 04 2018

My brothers and sisters in faith, Over the last six weeks, new revelations of scandalous and even criminal activity by bishops and…

Concerning the present University of Vermont Medical Center policy regarding elective abortions

Concerning the present University of Vermont Medical Center policy regarding elective abortions

Mar 08 2018

On behalf of community members and University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) staff who have reached out to me personally, I ask…

Statement of Bishop Christopher Coyne on recent abortion decisions

Statement of Bishop Christopher Coyne on recent abortion decisions

Mar 02 2018

As Catholics, we believe abortion is gravely contrary to the moral law and that procured abortion is a moral evil. Over the…

Letter “Placuit Deo” To the Bishops of the Catholic Church On Certain Aspects of Christian Salvation

Letter “Placuit Deo” To the Bishops of the Catholic Church On Certain Aspects of Christian Salvation

Mar 01 2018

CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH Letter Placuit Deo To the Bishops of the Catholic Church On Certain Aspects of Christian…

Statement on the death of Bernard Cardinal Law

Statement on the death of Bernard Cardinal Law

Dec 20 2017

“As a bishop of the Province of Boston, I join Cardinal Seán O’Malley and the Archdiocese of Boston in prayer upon the…

Statement on the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Statement on the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Nov 06 2017

My brothers and sisters, once more we stand on the fortunate periphery in absolute horror as another mass shooting occurs in our…