Dear Friends in Christ,
Most of us learned as children that the word “Catholic” means “universal.” We even refer sometimes to the “universal Church” to remind us that we are part of more than just the “local Church,” which is our Archdiocese.
The Church is universal because it encompasses the entire earth. Every spot on the globe is part of the Church’s mission. But the Church is also universal in the sense that she has a mission . . .