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Bishop Edward J. Burns offers a blessing as a Dallas Fire Department truck passes in front of the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe prior to Bishop Burns celebrating the Diocese of Dallas’ inaugural Blue Mass for law enforcement, firefighters and first responders on June 10. (Photo by Kevin Bartram)

Bishop blesses first responders at Blue Mass

Having served as Dallas police officers for a combined 34 years, husband and wife Stephen and Tami Cleary understand how crucial the role of faith can be in their profession, especially when encountering life’s darker side on a daily basis. The Clearys, along with their four children, were among dozens of law enforcement officers and first responders in attendance at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe on June 10 for the Diocese of Dallas’ first Blue Mass, recognizing the service of the city’s law enforcement, fire and EMT workers. Read more


Seeking the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe and vowing to exhaust himself for Jesus Christ by working side-by-side with his new flock, Bishop Edward J. Burns was installed as the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Dallas at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe Feb. 9. Read more

Bishop Edward J. Burns’ heart for encouraging and nurturing vocations shines forth in his joyful disposition, his love of pastoral ministry and his allegiance to a prayerful life, said officials of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, in which the new Dallas bishop grew up and served in many ministries. Read more

More than 130 years ago, miners from all parts of the United States flocked to Alaska in search of gold. Today, millions visit in search of something perhaps more stunning: the state’s unquestioned natural beauty. Read more

Getting from one parish to another in the Diocese of Juneau is a feat in itself. The region’s archipelagic geography and precipitous weather account for two of the biggest challenges Bishop Edward J. Burns had to face as he sought to nurture the vitality and growth of all 10 parishes in the diocese. Read more

Citing his commitment to Catholic education for families in the Diocese of Juneau, Bishop Edward J. Burns spared no effort to keep the doors of Holy Name Catholic School open, despite floundering enrollment and declining interest. Read more

By Seth Gonzales The Texas Catholic JUNEAU, Alaska — Twenty years after resettling his family in Juneau, Arnulfo Lamas has grown to love his adopted home — 6,700 miles north of his native city of Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. Today, Lamas,

During an emotional evening filled with tears and laughter, hundreds gathered Jan. 19 at St. Paul Catholic Church for Bishop Edward J. Burns’ farewell Mass as their bishop. Read more

The Texas Catholic An evening filled with fellowship, laughter and prayers welcomed out-of-town priests, family members and friends who traveled to Dallas to witness the installation of Bishop Edward J. Burns as the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Dallas.

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from remarks made by Bishop Edward J. Burns during Solemn Vespers on Feb. 8 at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. I have to say, being assigned here, many people have



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