“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.
Fourth of July - One Minute With Bishop Burbidge
This week marking the Fourth of July is traditionally celebrated with family events, picnics and fireworks. After a two-year hiatus in which these events were either canceled or curtailed due to COVID, we realized that for too long we took for granted the celebration of Independence Day—and the reason it exists. This week, reflect on why we have the freedoms that are at the heart of our nation and be thankful for them. We enjoy these rights because, nearly 250 years ago, citizens stood arm-in-arm, united in their desire to forge their own destiny as One Nation Under God. The journey has been imperfect, but we continue still, with God’s grace, on the road to a fairer, more just country. The Founding Fathers’ message still resonates: Let Freedom Ring! May God bless you, and God bless America!
Finding the Food that Satisfies - One Minute With Bishop Burbidge
Did you ever say to yourself, “If I could just have one more thing, I would be satisfied and fulfilled”? It could have been something small you wanted, like another helping at dinner—or it could have been something larger: a better job or a bigger house that you thought would do the trick. But after you received that one thing you wanted, you discovered you were not satisfied after all. Something was still missing. That yearning for something more may be a sign of your spiritual hunger and thirst—a yearning that can only be met by Jesus, the One alone who satisfies our spiritual hunger and thirst. Today, open yourself up to the One who understands the deepest longings of your heart: Jesus, who knows you by name and whose love for you is without end!
Religious Freedom Week - One Minute With Bishop Burbidge
This week we celebrate Religious Freedom Week, when we thank God for our great country and its protections for people of all faiths to worship and follow their consciences without fear. The theme for the week is “Life and Dignity for All”. Religious freedom grants us the ability to live our faith in public, especially in service of all people—ensuring that their lives and dignity as children of God are upheld. When we love the Lord, we are inspired to help the poor and protect the most vulnerable. So, when threats to religious freedom arise, the ability of people of faith and of countless religious charities to serve people in need is threatened. Therefore, may we pray and act to safeguard our first freedom and the greatest of liberties: religious freedom.
Work Camp 2022, Synod of Bishops report, World Meeting of Families and more! #94
On this week's episode, Bishop Burbidge:
Interviews young Work Camp 2022 participants about their experience, what made them attend, and why they encourage other young people to volunteer in the future Provides a status update on the upcoming synopsis document for the Synod of Bishops Shares a summary of the recent United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Spring Meeting Highlights this week's World Meeting of Families in Rome and the Loudoun County couple who are providing a keynote address Assures the faithful of his prayers as he and others take a pilgrimage to Philadelphia this weekend (Similar parish pilgrimages are forthcoming!) Bishop also answers questions from the faithful:
What does Bishop Burbidge do during his free time? What is the most difficult part about being a bishop? Has he ever witnessed a miracle? What was his faith journey like as a teenager? and several more!
Second Chances - One Minute With Bishop Burbidge
Many people know the account in Scripture of the Apostle Peter denying Jesus three times. Yet, our risen Lord gave Peter three opportunities to profess his love for Jesus and Peter responded: “Yes, Lord, I do believe you are the Son of the living God.” In his infinite mercy, Jesus did not “give up” on Peter. In the same way, the Lord never “gives up” on us—even if we have denied or betrayed him, wandered from him or grew lukewarm in our faith…so, please never give up on yourself! This week, find an opportunity to renew your faith in God, to express sorrow, if necessary, to thank him for his goodness and to seek his divine mercy. As he did with Peter, Jesus will always welcome you back with love.
Graduations - One Minute With Bishop Burbidge
We are nearing the finish of graduation season at our schools and colleges. This means diplomas are proudly displayed, photos are taken and graduation caps are thrown skyward in celebration. What a momentous time for the graduates and their families as a significant chapter in the book of life has closed. Yet the next chapter waits to be written. How will it read? Hopefully, it will say that our young men and women, grounded in faith, will always strive to do what is morally and ethically honorable. Whatever God leads them to do, like you, I hope they remain rooted in a desire to do the right thing, help the vulnerable and care for those in need. No matter where the path may take them, we pray that they allow Jesus to be their guide.
I love Bishop Burbidge - he is an exemplary, holy Bishop of our Arlington Diocese. I love listening to his minute long segments.
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Loyal listener! Inspirational & uplifting to my daily work grind. Vivat Jesus!
Thanks to the Bishop
Thanks for the impromptu quiz on your podcast. Also information about how everything works. Thank you for teaching me something new
Mary S. Noel