Archive for October, 2012

A Fresh Perspective on the New Evangelization

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Being in Rome these past few weeks with my brother bishops for the Synod on the New Evangelization has provided a fresh perspective on an effort that comes at a critical time in our history. As the relator general for the Synod, I have had the privilege of reviewing suggestions and recommendations from bishops’ conferences [...] [Read more]

Doctors and Saints of the Church – John of Avila and Hildegard of Bingen

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Tomorrow, October 7, is a joyous day for the Church.  Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, will declare Saint John of Avila and Saint Hildegard of Bingen doctors of the Church.  The “doctors” of the Church are a special group of men and women who are honored not only for their holy way of life [...] [Read more]

Greetings from Rome

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Greetings and blessings to you from the Eternal City.  As you read this blog, I have joined bishops from around the world for the month-long Synod for the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith to be convened on Sunday by our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI.  Next week, our Holy Father will [...] [Read more]