The Walk Humbly Podcast
Summary: “I recognize the importance of communications and evangelization, the use of all tools possible to get out the Good News.” —Bishop Burbidge In his threefold role of teaching, sanctifying and governing, Bishop Burbidge is committed to articulating the Good News through all available media. He posts a daily meditation on Twitter (@BishopBurbidge), many of his homilies are available on YouTube, and he enjoys giving video reflections for important events, key Church campaigns, and significant liturgical days. Bishop Burbidge also gives a weekly WTOP radio reflection on faith, family, culture and more – all available online.
In this week’s episode of the Walk Humbly Podcast, Bishop Burbidge talks about how the Church is providing for the needs of the poor, changes to the Chrism Mass, how April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, how next week will be different, but still Holy, as well as offers wisdom from Saint John Paul II that we all need to hear.
In this week’s episode of the Walk Humbly Podcast, Bishop Burbidge talks about the importance of Spiritual Communion, plans for Holy Week 2020, how priests are struggling during this crisis, advice for parents, and how to keep your children spiritually focused!
Bishop Burbidge on Monday, March 16, 2020, released a statement in response to new developments with the coronavirus pandemic, including the suspension of all public Masses in the diocese until further notice.
In this week’s episode of the Walk Humbly Podcast, Bishop Burbidge discusses coronavirus-related changes to our parishes, schools, charities and ministries. He also provides updates on who is dispensed from Sunday Mass. Also, the Women’s Conference, “Open Wide Our Hearts” Conference on Racism, and other events are canceled or postponed. Finally, Bishop Burbidge discusses how to use this time of uncertainty and stress to grow in love and devotion to God.
Pope Francis recently released a document making conclusions about the Amazon Synod hosted in Rome last fall. In it, he discussed four dreams for the Amazon, including ending the victimization of the poor, ecological damage, and a need for commitment to evangelization. But this document isn't just for the Amazonian people. We all must take heed and view the suffering and in need around us as our problem and our responsibility, too.
In this week’s episode of the Walk Humbly Podcast, Bishop Burbidge discusses how the Diocese has addressed concerns about the Coronavirus, as well as a recent visit with seminarians, and words of encouragement for Lent. Bishop Burbidge also answers the following questions from the faithful: Are meat substitutes (like the Impossible Whopper) permissible for Fridays in Lent? How do you oversee parishes run by religious order priests?
We have officially begun our Lenten journey, but we all know how easy it can be to fall back into our normal routines and habits. It's never too late to start (or re-start) making a Lenten commitment. At the end of each day, take stock in your progress and rely on God to make straight the path, and light the way.
This week we begin a 40-day Lenten journey intended to focus our hearts and minds on the glory that awaits us on Easter morning. The disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are the perfect tools to convert our hearts to the will of God, helping us to change for the better and grow closer to our Lord this Lenten season.
Undoubtedly, one of the hardest challenges in life is to forgive. Jesus tells us to love our enemies and forgive those who have offended us, and to not hold grudges. Just remember how often God forgives us, and pray for the grace to realize that no offense is unforgivable.
In this week’s episode of the Walk Humbly Podcast: Bishop Burbidge shares his thoughts on St. Valentine’s Day Catholic Charities had its most successful ball yet! A new, free medical clinic from Catholic Charities is coming to Woodbridge Pope Francis shares “four dreams” for the Amazonian people The VA March for Life brought thousands of pro-lifers to the streets of Richmond “The Light Is On” returns this Lent! Find out where and when you can go to Confession
In 1992, St. John Paul II designed Feb. 11 as the World Day of the Sick, a time to pray for those suffering from illnesses as well as for caregivers who work so hard to alleviate the illnesses and afflictions others are experiencing. Let us spend this week praying for those who are suffering, and for all healthcare workers, in thanksgiving for their caring and generous service.
Every February 8, we mark the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking. Every year far too many American children are lured into the commercial sex trade, a crime against all of humanity. We must be aware of the warning signs and commit ourselves to vigilance.
In this week’s episode of the Walk Humbly Podcast, Bishop Burbidge talks about the ordination of Deacon Gonzalez, Life is VERY Good, the national March for Life, Catholic Schools Week, and more! Bishop Burbidge also shares two things he wants you to do following a disastrous abortion bill passed by the VA Senate. The faithful also ask: How are Mass times at specific parishes decided? Does the Diocese make the decision? Do we have two Popes?
Due to the fast pace of our lives, we can often walk through a day without recognizing the many signs of God's presence in our midst. Try to take moments throughout the day where we can simply pause and recognize God's presence - because God walks beside you and loves you, now and always.
This week as we pause to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King JR. there are so many words to describe him, courageous, determined, and unwavering are but a few.