“I recognize the importance of communications and evangelization, the use of all tools possible to get out the Good News.” —Bishop Burbidge
In his threefold role of teaching, sanctifying and governing, Bishop Burbidge is committed to articulating the Good News through all available media. He posts a daily meditation on Twitter (@BishopBurbidge), many of his homilies are available on YouTube, and he enjoys giving video reflections for important events, key Church campaigns, and significant liturgical days. Bishop Burbidge also gives a weekly WTOP radio reflection on faith, family, culture and more – all available online.
Never Tire of Forgiving - One Minute with Bishop Burbidge
As we are in the midst of yet another hectic holiday, I hope that all of you will experience the joy, the excitement and the elation of this time of year. This season offers us two invitations that are far more important than shopping and social gatherings: the invitation to forgive others, and to serve others. This is the perfect time to reconcile with friends, family and loved ones. If you are struggling to forgive someone who has offended you, recall the countless times God embraced you in his divine mercy. It is also an opportune time to extend a helping hand in service to our brothers and sisters in need. Be assured that as you forgive and serve others you will bring joy and peace to them and be found pleasing in the sight of God.
Thanksgiving - One Minute with Bishop Burbidge
This week, as we either travel or welcome family and friends to our homes for Thanksgiving, we must remind ourselves that this special day is much more than dinner and dialogue. To truly appreciate the warmth this season brings, commit to doing three things: First, set aside time each day this week to pray, giving thanks to God for his abundant blessings in your life; second, seek opportunities to help those less fortunate, those who may not have the benefit of a hot meal or who lack basic necessities; third, make a pledge that the gratefulness you experience this Thanksgiving will last, not just for one day, but will continue during the holiday season and, indeed, throughout the year. I pray that each of you enjoy Christ’s blessings on this holiday and always. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Bishop Strickland, USCCB plenary assembly, Vatican on sacraments and gender dysphoria, and more! #121
On this week's episode, Bishop Burbidge:
- Recaps the USCCB plenary assembly and what he found most memorable from hearing about his brother bishops’ participation in the Synod
- Entrusts the removal of Bishop Strickland as bishop of Tyler, Texas to the Holy Spirit and invites us to pray for him
- Explains why the threat of abortion remains the "preeminent" priority of the United States bishops (see "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship," p. 6)
- Reacts to the recently announced theme of the January 19, 2024 March for Life: With Every Woman, For Every Child
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- Describes what Solemn Vespers is and previews what is in store at the November 26 event inaugurating the diocesan Golden Jubilee year
- Offers clarity on the recent Vatican document discussing sacraments and gender dysphoria
Read or listen to Bishop Burbidge’s pastoral document on Gender Ideology
- Affirms why catechists are essential teachers of the Faith, second to parents
- Talks about his Thanksgiving plans and reminds us of what this holiday is all about
The Peace of the Lord - One Minute with Bishop Burbidge
We remain united in our prayer for peace throughout our world, especially in those lands torn apart by war and violence. We also pray for peace in our own lives. That special gift is ours when we live in right relationship with ourselves and show gratitude for the precious gift of life with which God has blessed us, and stay strong in body, soul, and spirit. The Lord’s peace is ours when we live in harmony with one another; let go of bitterness and anger; and treat one another as members of God’s holy family. Peace is ours when we draw near to God; walk in his ways; follow his commands; and keep our spiritual lives as our highest priority. Live in right relationship with yourself, others, and God and then you will know the peace of the Lord.
Time to vote, Black Catholic History Month, Veterans Day, vocations and more! #120
On this week's episode, Bishop Burbidge:
Underscores the imperative to vote for our values on Nov. 7 to protect the lives of the most vulnerable
Prepare to vote by reviewing these election resources
Highlights the contributions of Black Catholics within the Church
Learn more about the Black Catholic community in our diocese
Befriend six African Americans on their way to canonization
Asks us to renew our respect of “the sacrifices of veterans by becoming instruments of peace in our world” on Veterans Day
Read his statement in honor of Veterans Day
Provides pastoral guidance on how to live the universal call to holiness
Find inspirational stories of those who are answering that call
Veterans Day - One Minute with Bishop Burbidge
This week, we have the great privilege of honoring those who served in the U.S. military when we celebrate Veterans Day. While we are always grateful for their allegiance to our country, we thank our veterans, pay tribute to their sacrifices and pray for them in a special way this week. Throughout our history, men and women in uniform secured our freedom, protected us from aggressors and defended our Constitution and way of life. Why not take some time this week to attend a Veterans Day event or display the U.S. flag? You could call a veteran and thank them for their service. May we learn from their sacrifices and their courage. May God’s abundant blessings always be upon them and may he fill our world with the precious gift of His peace.
Moved but still following
While I now call the Dallas TX diocese home thanks to a new job, I will continue to tune into Bishop’s podcasts cause he is that good.
I love Bishop Burbidge - he is an exemplary, holy Bishop of our Arlington Diocese. I love listening to his minute long segments.
Bishop Burbidge has shown himself to be a petty middle manager, not taking responsibility for his own actions, especially in dealing with liturgical matters and the clergy. He has shown cowardice in the face of crisis, always passing the buck to deflect any criticism away from himself. His conversations with propaganda minister Billy Atwell are always insufferable. stay clear of this infomercial podcast.