Bishop’s Press Releases

Bishop’s Updates

“The Church’s obligation to participate in shaping the moral character of society is a requirement of our faith. It is a basic part of the mission we have received fromJesus Christ, who offers a vision of life revealed to us in Sacred Scripture and Tradition.”* As Bishop, Joseph R. Kopacz shepherds the geographic region of the Catholic Diocese of Jackson in spiritual matters and speaks on behalf of the Church. One of the ways he does this is through press releases, written in response toevents and issues of the day.

The following Press Releases can be found at:

Bishop Kopacz, Bishop Kihneman pen letter to lawmakers about federal budget
Posted on May 26, 2017

Bishop Kopacz opposes Arkansas executions
Posted on April 24, 2017

Bishop Kopacz: Don’t expand death penalty, end it
Posted on March 6, 2017

Bishop Kopacz issues letter in support of Daniela Vargas and all DACA recipients
Posted on March 3, 2017

Bishop Kopacz opposes SB 2710
Posted on February 15, 2017

Bishop Kopacz prays: ‘Welcome the Stranger’
Posted on January 20, 2017

Pope names new bishop for Biloxi, Bishop Kopacz offers warm welcome
Posted on December 16, 2016

Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Alabama and Mississippi on Capital Punishment
Posted on September 19, 2016

Memorial Arrangements for Sister Paula and Sister Margaret
Posted on August 26, 2016

Loss of Sisters in Durant
Posted on August 25, 2016

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