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Pastoral notes, sermons, and reflections from the Rt. Rev’d Morris K. Thompson, Jr., Bishop of Louisiana.

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Bishop's Lenten Reflection: The Gospel of Luke 3-5

Bishop’s Lenten Reflection: The Gospel of Luke 3-5

Click here to read chapter 3-5 of the Gospel of Luke I like the way the third chapter begins by telling us who was ruling. It reminds me of a ...
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Bishop's Letter on Parkland Florida School Shooting

Bishop’s Letter on Parkland Florida School Shooting

Dear Friends in Christ, Over the years I have learned that it takes a good bit to truly anger me.  I get frustrated and irritated at times but anger is ...
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Bishop's Lenten Book Study: Luke 1-2:52

Bishop’s Lenten Book Study: Luke 1-2:52

Read: Luke 1-2:52 "Since many have undertaken to set down an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us...I too decided, after investigating everything carefully from the ...
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Lenten Reflections with Bishop Thompson - The Gospel According to Luke

Lenten Reflections with Bishop Thompson – The Gospel According to Luke

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 14, Bishop Thompson will be sending out a reflection each Wednesday during Lent on the Gospel according to Luke.  This Lent, the Diocese of Louisiana will ...
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2017 Christmas Message: The Word

2017 Christmas Message: The Word

The Word by Mary Oliver How wonderful!  I speak of the soul and seven people rise from their chairs and leave the room, seven others lean forward to listen.  I ...
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Statement from Bishops United Against Gun Violence

Statement from Bishops United Against Gun Violence

Statement from Bishops United Against Gun Violence October 2, 2017 We share in the grief and horror of people across our country and, indeed, around the world in the wake ...
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Let us Choose to Touch Good

Let us Choose to Touch Good

September 2017 Churchwork reflection by the Rt. Rev. Morris K. Thompson, Jr. "The life that I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, ...
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Hurricane Harvey: Help our neighbors know they are remembered

Hurricane Harvey: Help our neighbors know they are remembered

Dear Sisters and Brothers, As I write to you I am full of grief for our brothers and sisters in Texas and Louisiana. The unimaginable continues to engulf the dioceses ...
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Churchwork Reflection - June 2017

Churchwork Reflection – June 2017

The other day I read a posting from a friend who wrote that the “fear of the other has become the socially acceptable behavior.” He went on to write about ...
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Bishop's Lenten Book: Final Reflection

Bishop’s Lenten Book: Final Reflection

Bishop's Lenten Book Study: Final Reflection April 11, 2017 As I reflect on this Lenten journey that we have shared through the reading of The Soul of Money, what stands ...
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Bishop's Lenten Book Study Week 6: The life you live is the legacy you leave

Bishop’s Lenten Book Study Week 6: The life you live is the legacy you leave

Bishop's Lenten Book Study Week 6 April 5, 2017 Reflection on Chapter 11-12 of the Soul of Money by Lynne Twist Years ago I was speaking with a friend who happened ...
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Bishop's Lenten Book Study Week 5: Scarcity or Sufficiency

Bishop’s Lenten Book Study Week 5: Scarcity or Sufficiency

Bishop's Lenten Book Study Week 5 March 29, 2017 Reflection on Chapter 10 of the Soul of Money by Lynne Twist In the early months of our marriage, Rebecca said something ...
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Bishop's Lenten Book Study Week 4: See Life in a Different Way

Bishop’s Lenten Book Study Week 4: See Life in a Different Way

Bishop's Lenten Book Study Week 4 March 22, 2017 Reflection on Chapter 7-9 of the Soul of Money by Lynne Twist My message last week focused on a powerful story about ...
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Bishop's Lenten Book Study Week 3: What if...?

Bishop’s Lenten Book Study Week 3: What if…?

Bishop's Lenten Book Study Week 3 March 15, 2017 Reflection on Chapter 5-6 of the Soul of Money by Lynne Twist One of the most powerful stories that Lynne Twist ...
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Bishop's Lenten Book Study Week 2: Freedom to be Generous

Bishop’s Lenten Book Study Week 2: Freedom to be Generous

Bishop's Lenten Book Study Week 2 March 8, 2017 Reflection on Chapter 3-4 of the Soul of Money by Lynne Twist You know that old joke: the preacher is in the ...
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Bishop's Lenten Book Study Week 1: Driven By Money

Bishop’s Lenten Book Study Week 1: Driven By Money

Bishop's Lenten Book Study Week 1 March 1, 2017 Reflection on Chapter 1-2 of the Soul of Money by Lynne Twist Growing up, our family did not speak often about ...
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The Soul of Money- Lenten Reflections with Bishop Thompson

The Soul of Money- Lenten Reflections with Bishop Thompson

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, March 1, Bishop Thompson will be sending out a reflection each Wednesday during Lent on the Soul of Money by Lynne Twist. If you would like ...
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Christmas Message From the Bishop

Christmas Message From the Bishop

"I can't give anybody hope. Hope has to come up out of you." - Wendell Berry Hope has to come up out of you, Berry says. On this most holy ...
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Message from the Bishop: Important News Regarding All Souls Episcopal Church

Message from the Bishop: Important News Regarding All Souls Episcopal Church

The writer of Ecclesiastes tells us that there is a season for everything under the sun.  Everything has a life cycle, even churches. Over the past couple of years, All ...
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Bishop's Address to the 179th Convention

Bishop’s Address to the 179th Convention

The Rt. Rev. Morris K. Thompson, Jr., Eleventh Bishop of Louisiana, addresses the 179th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana on November 4, 2016. See full transcript below video. November ...
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