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Good Friday – 2019

Good Friday – 2019

Apr 20 2019

In Italy they have saying when they plant an olive tree: “I’m planting this tree for my grandchildren.” You see, while olive…

Chrism Mass Homily 2019

Chrism Mass Homily 2019

Apr 17 2019

CThis is my fifth Chrism Mass here in the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Much has changed over these past five years and…

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…