Category Archives: Oblate Scene

Living the “YES” of Mary

Brad Rozairo, OMI – Another new month has just dawned; as we know, it is dedicated to our Blessed Mother. During this month, I invite us to reflect on the vocation of Mary and her response to God.

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Pastoral statement for World Earth Day

Bishop Michael Pfeifer, OMI – Earth Day focuses attention on appreciation and stewardship for Planet Earth. The 54th Earth Day anniversary will be celebrated on April 22nd, 2024, by millions of people in many countries to safeguard and fight for a … Continue reading

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Human Dignity and Shady Characters

Jerry Novotny OMI – Simply defined, the term “politics” refers to the way that countries are governed, and “politicians” to those elected who make rules and laws to manage human society properly. Yet politics and politicians have never been seen as negatively as they are … Continue reading

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To serve and not to be served (Mark 10:45)

Brad Rozairo, OMI – April is the month of new life and new beginnings. This is very much visible here in San Antonio, Texas. The weather turns warmer, the green grows greener, and the bluebonnets are in full bloom to welcome Easter! These … Continue reading

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Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2024

Brad Rozairo, OMI – The following is the text of the Message of the Holy Father Francis for Lent 2024, on the theme: “Through the desert God leads us to freedom”:

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Where is Baby Jesus in 2023?

Jerry Novotny OMI – It’s that time of the year again. Christmas. It’s been a long year -the pandemic with its new faces still with us, major military buildups across the planet, dictators suppressing human rights, waging war on children both unborn and born, … Continue reading

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Oblate presence in Japan

Brad Rozairo, OMI – It was with great joy that we received the news about the appointment of the new Delegation Superior from our Provincial. For the first time in the Delegation’s history, we have a Japanese, and an Oblate Brother in the … Continue reading

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Letter of the Superior General: Let us walk together listening to the call to care for the common home.

Dear Brother Oblates and members of our Charismatic Family, September 1st is the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. It is an initiative of Pope Francis who has also written the Encyclical Laudato Si’ (LS) on care … Continue reading

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Life At Conception Act: October pro-life month calls us to Radical Solidarity

Bishop Michael Pfeifer, OMI – October pro-life month’s theme calls all pro-lifers to be in Radical Solidarity on all critical pro-life issues, especially for the precious unborn. A fundamental life issue that has great importance far into the future and calls us … Continue reading

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August in Japan

Brad Rozairo, OMI – The month of August in Japan reminds us of the deep meaning and the importance of peace as Hiroshima and Nagasaki commemorate the 78th anniversary of the atomic bombing this year. This opens a ten-day period (August 6 – … Continue reading

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The Season of Creation Focuses on Justice and Peace for All

Bishop Michael D. Pfeifer, OMI – The Season of Creation for 2023 focuses on fundamental virtue of justice for true peace for all life on planet Earth which Pope Francis calls our COMMON HOME. If we truly want peace, we … Continue reading

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Leadership Ministry

Brad Rozairo, OMI – Accepting any responsibility demands a big “yes” and if you are not prepared for the job, it can put you down when things do not go right. Many do not want to get involved in the leadership ministry because … Continue reading

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