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The Walk Humbly Podcast - Episode 131

Campus unrest, record-breaking BASH, a message for moms, IVF, and more

May 9, 2024

On this week's episode, Bishop Burbidge:

  • Addresses the disruptive protests on campuses across the country catalyzed by the ongoing war in the Holy Land, and urges the faithful to continue to pray for wisdom for world leaders and for peace

  • Discusses how the diocese is helping parishioners deal with mental health challenges, and highlights the establishment of a diocesan mental health council 

  • Relays messages he shared with - and received from - more than 1,400 middle schoolers at BASH, an annual event hosted by the diocesan Office of Youth Ministry 

  • Expresses some of his emotions in advance of receiving an honorary degree at the 2024 Concursus Ceremony at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary next week

  • Reflects on 40 years as a priest, an anniversary he will celebrate officially on May 19 

  • Offers his prayer for moms in advance of Mother's Day, invoking the intercession of Mary, the Queen of Peace


He also answers the following question from the faithful:

  • I have been told by a priest at my old parish that my son is not a child of God because he was conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF). I believe any child born is a gift from God. Can you respond to this? What does the Church teach about IVF? 

  • What metrics and feedback allow you to assess the health of parishes in the diocese? 

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Be sure to send your questions for Bishop Burbidge by emailing info@arlingtondiocese.org.