Archbishop Letters Archive

Funeral Rites for Those Who Have Asked for Euthanasia

Guidelines Regarding the Funeral Rites for Those Who Have Asked for Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide A pastoral matter of great importance has arisen because of the legalization of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in Canada, one which has caused great confusion about the morality of such choices. The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the law against euthanasia…


Ordination to the Priesthood Homily

Dear deacons: As priests, you will be totally consecrated to Christ, set aside for him, so that through the gift of yourself he can make use of you as shepherds of his people. As we heard the Apostle Paul say to the presbyters in our First Reading, your mission is “to shepherd the Church of…


Easter Message of Archbishop Miller

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As the whole Church rejoices with shouts of joy and praise, I happily extend to you my prayers for the true peace and happiness that comes from our celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection. This is an Easter unlike any other. Everywhere people are being overwhelmed by a world that is…


Homily for the Rite of Election

The following is the Homily of Archbishop Miller for the Rite of Election, May 5, 2017 In Matthew’s Gospel account of the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan, the Holy Spirit descends upon Jesus, who had one last thing to do before beginning his public ministry. He had to confront Satan openly in the wilderness…


Homily for Mass for Consecrated Life

The gift of oneself to God, being “consecrated” or set aside wholly for him, belongs to the life of every Christian, because we are all consecrated to the Lord at our Baptism. We are all called to offer ourselves to the Father, with Jesus and, like Jesus, to make a generous gift of our lives…