Bishop Callahan Blog

30 September 2011 - A First Step I have always believed that the journey of ten thousand miles begins with the “first step.” That, my brothers and sisters is what I am doing here. This is the first step of many I hope to take with you in the coming years of my ministry in the Diocese of La Crosse. I am a firm believer in the importance of communication and like to take advantage of any opportunity I can to be in touch with all of you, my dear brother priests and deacons, consecrated men and women, trusted collaborators in mission, benefactors and friends, and the Faithful of the Diocese.

This little missive will come along weekly to “keep in touch.” I will try to share some of my personal thoughts along with an effort to comment on things that may seem pertinent and helpful to our general well being as Catholics trying to fulfill the mission of Christ together in His Church. It will, further, serve as a means of exercising my obligation as teacher and pastor of the diocese. Sometimes, I fear, it is far too easy to simply think of the bishop only as the administrator of temporal matters.

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