Tag: Wyoming Catholic College

Celebrating Things New: Academic Year, President, Pastor

Yesterday was a full day, celebrating new beginnings! I am mindful of the words from the Book of Revelation: “Behold, I make all things new.” (21:5) I left Cheyenne early Sunday morning, driving to Lander to celebrate a 1:00 Mass at Holy Rosary for the opening of the new academic year for the Wyoming Catholic College.  Traditionally, during this Mass each year, the faculty renew their Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity.  The College is celebrating 50 new students this year, with the largest number of this group coming from the great state of […]

Wyoming Catholic College Celebrates 5th Graduation Ceremony

I had the privilege this weekend to be present for the Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies at Wyoming Catholic College in Lander.  Founded in the Fall of 2007 with 34 freshmen, this year 17 men and women completed their studies and graduated as the 5th class from the College.  The College is a four year liberal arts college, with a great books program, including an outdoor leadership and equestrian program.  The overall mission of the College is to form strong leaders in the Catholic Tradition.  It is a unique program, and growing stronger every year.  This […]

Day Of Study And Prayer

For over a year, I have felt the desire to gather some theologians to pray and discuss the truth regarding the human person, family and marriage.  Along with so many others in our Church and society today, we are searching for a positive way to address the many challenges our culture is both facing and creating. One does not have to be too attentive to world headlines and local news to be aware of the troubling times we live in; wars in Syria, Iraq, Gaza, Ukraine, Africa; violence of so many forms with school shootings, […]

Mother’s Day; Good Shepherd Sunday, Wyoming Catholic College

This Sunday, as with so many Sunday’s in Spring, there are many moments calling for reflection.  First and foremost, a very Happy Mother’s Day to all our moms!  By God’s providential and loving plan, there would be no life without women, and more particularly, without moms.  May all of our moms enjoy a memorable day, and may you know of the love and gratitude of your children. I just spoke with my mom and the family gathered in Tell City.  They were busy opening the pool for another summer season.  I guarantee you no such […]

Diocese of Cheyenne Challenges HHS Mandate in Federal Court

+ January 30, 2014 Defending Religious Freedom in Court Dear Friends, Today, the Diocese of Cheyenne along with five other Catholic institutions filed a lawsuit to challenge the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ mandate which requires religious organizations to violate their conscience and the Church’s teaching.  As you may be aware, the mandate requires employers to provide their employees with access to contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs through their group health plans, even if doing so violates their religious beliefs. Joining the diocese in this lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court […]

Meet The New President…of Wyoming Catholic College

  I arrived in Lander Sunday evening in time for dinner with the Board members and a few other guests of the Wyoming Catholic College.  After dinner, I joined the new President, Dr. Kevin Roberts and his wife, Michelle, for the traditional ice cream social with this year’s incoming freshman class.  It was a great setting to meet the newest members of the College. The freshmen were fresh off of their three week Outdoor Leadership trip into the backcountry of the Wind River Mountains.  Man, can they put away some ice cream! Monday morning at 8:30 […]

Wyoming Catholic College Graduation Day

 Today, the third class will graduate from the Wyoming Catholic College. Family and friends gathered with the College community yesterday evening for a Baccalaureate Mass and dinner.  Bishop Edward Slattery, Bishop of Tulsa, was the homilist last night, and will give the commencement address at the graduation ceremony later today. In the short life of this fledgling College, the tradition is that the graduates gather with parents for the President’s Dinner.  A few awards are given and the President address those in attendance.  This was the final year for outgoing President, Fr. Robert Cook. Fr. […]

Snow, Meetings & Another Confirmation Run

The bishops in my support group have been emailing and texting me recently asking if I am tired of the snow yet.  Yes, Southeastern Wyoming received another foot of snow earlier this week.  The snow began Tuesday evening and continued pretty much till mid-afternoon Wednesday.  When I awoke on Wednesday morning, there was already 10″ of fresh, wet, heavy snow on the ground.  I could hear limbs breaking and falling under the weight of the pretty white stuff. The early week was heavy on the administration side of things.  It is good for the people […]

A Shepherd’s Travels Among His People

  After a couple winter months spent primarily in the office, travels resumed once again this month. In the past two weeks, I’ve celebrated Mass or visited to following: Blessed Sacrament in Ft. Washaki, St. Joseph in Ethete, St. Stephen’s, Lander for a brief visit with some of the faculty at the Wyoming Catholic College, St. Margaret in Riverton, St. Francis in Thermopolis, St. Mary Magdalene in Worland, Our Lady of Fatima in Casper as well as the Cathedral and Holy Trinity in Cheyenne. Today I’m enjoying a bone fide day off.  I truly enjoy the […]

Wyoming Catholic College; Convocation Mass

 Yesterday, the Wyoming Catholic College community gathered for Mass to officially open the new academic year.  The Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit is typically used for such occasions.  The readings provide unique opportunity to reflect upon the goal of academic life, namely, to teach and discover at an ever more personal level, the eternal Truth, Jesus Christ.  Christ gave us His Spirit of Truth to dwell within us, as a means of keeping His promise to remain with us always. The Wyoming Catholic College provides a wonderful atmosphere of faith for these young people to […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February


By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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