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 >
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 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 Society, Right 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.