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2016 Columns

March - News I want to share with you 

January - Catholic schools are our hope for the future

2015 Columns


2014 Columns

December - A year for marriage

November - Vote your Conscience

OctoberLessons from the ‘Snowshoe Priest’, Bishop Baraga, first bishop of Marquette

SeptemberBishops to meet on challenges facing the family

July - Our loss is their gain!

May - In thanks for women

April - I always knew he was a saint!

March - The Life of the Domestic Church

The Life of the Domestic Church
The Life of the Domestic Church

January/February - Make this year a stewardship year

2013 Columns

November - In the fight against abortion, our role is to offer mercy

September - What is marriage and why is it important?

Jul/August - Why aren’t we listening to God’s call?

June - The little-known Vatican II document on communication

The little-known Vatican II document on communication - See more at:

May - No meat on Fridays all year long?

April - Pope Francis, a shepherd with the heart of Christ

March - What are indulgences?

January - How faith can be deeper after doubt

2012 Columns

December - God’s love is the greatest gift of Christmas

November - Please go vote!

October - Reflections on 10 years as a bishop

September - What is your relationship to Jesus?

July/August - What is marriage?

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Please go vote!

Please vote! That is not very controversial. Now try this: Please vote according to your conscience. Still, that is not too bad. Most of us do not want to violate our consciences. Now, how about this: Please make sure your conscience is well-formed. Ah, now we might be entering a more problematic area. For a Catholic, a well-formed conscience aligns us with the will of God, which we discern through close and prayerful attention to the teachings of Jesus, as recorded in Scripture and as taught by the bride of Christ, the Church. < more >

A year of faith, a year of prayer

The door of faith (Acts 14:27) is always open for us.” That is how Pope Benedict announced a Year of Faith, slated to begin Oct. 11, 2012 and end Nov. 24, 2013. Isn’t it interesting to have a Year of Faith, something that all of us have from our baptism? Yet, perhaps this is a great time to understand faith more deeply, especially as we here in this Diocese of Lansing engage in a concurrent Year of Prayer (Aug. 3, 2012- Dec. 9, 2013) for the deepening of our discipleship and the evangelization of others to faith in Jesus Christ. < more

Bishop Boyea's letter on games of chance

Letter from CDF on Christian Meditation

Bishop Boyea's homily for the Fortieth Anniversary of Humanae Vitae

Bishop Boyea Statement on Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Veto

Homily of Bishop Earl Boyea at the Mass of Installation

Bishop celebrates funeral Mass for victims of abortion

On Saturday, November 20, 2010 Bishop Boyea celebrated a funeral Mass at St. Mary Cathedral for 17 victims of abortion - children who had been discovered in a trash dumpster behind an abortion clinic in Lansing. Thanks to the efforts of Citizens for a Pro-Life SocietyRight to Life of Michgan and many others, more than a thousand people attended the Mass, as well as the burial rites at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lansing.

Bishop Boyea's homily at the Funeral Liturgy for the seventeen children who were victims of abortion may be viewed here

The text of Bishop Boyea's homily may be read here

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