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Protection of Children

The Catholic Church has always demonstrated a concern for children. The Diocese of Jackson is committed to ensuring that children served by the church are not at risk of sexual abuse by the Church personnel.

Diocesan policies and procedures currently in place seek to protect, enhance and, in some cases, restore the trust that our faith calls for between agents of the Church and the children and adolescents entrusted to our care… Learn more

A Trip to Ireland with Father O'Connor

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Father O'Connor returns to the Emerald Isle in June 2017 and what better way to welcome him home by joining in on the celebrations across Ireland. Join him on this exciting trip of Ireland when he hosts a tour that will visit iconic landmarks, encounter famous hospitality and engage in unique experiences with this travel package… Visit Father O'Connor's webpage for all of the information.
Download the information: Day by day itinerary, registration form.

Death penalty cuts off opportunity for conversion

By Bishop Joseph Kopacz
As the Mississippi’s Legislature debates and votes on the expansion of methods of execution in anticipation of the resumption of capital punishment, I respectfully submit the perspective and teachings from our Catholic faith that promote the abolition of the death penalty. We encourage and pray for a more comprehensive debate that calls into question our assumptions for the moral legitimacy of the death penalty in the state and in our nation in the 21st century… Read more

A master class in evangelization

Third Sunday of Lent
This Sunday we have the great privilege of hearing the story of the woman at the well, the definitive text on Christian evangelization. Take the time this week for a prayerful reading of this story and notice that as this woman seeks, she's already been found! If only we would surrender to our God who is already always pursuing us! Then, we might realize how the Everlasting Lord is the only one who can quench the otherwise unquenchable thirst of our hearts. Make the effort this Lent to clear a path and set down your old buckets so that the water of Christ's divine life can flow through you.
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Bishop Robert Barron Word on Fire

Bishop Barron on love and tolerance


Love is tolerant, inasmuch as it respects the goodness of even those who hold errant points of view; and love encourages diversity, to the degree that it eschews the imperialistic imposition of one’s own ego upon another. However, sometimes love is exclusive, intolerant, and unaccepting of diversity—precisely because it wills the good of the other.
Bishop Robert Barron Word on Fire
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