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To: american colleen
Bishop Olmsted,the new Bishop of Phoenix is wonderful too. He is holy and brilliant,a great combination because he can bring Christ to us using all channels available.

First by being a model for all Catholics and nonCatholics who believe in the Triune God. And then by presenting truth that will touch the hearts of those who respond to truth with their hearts and the minds of those who initially respond with their minds.

I have great hope that the outcome will be a diocese of Catholics who respond to God with their whole mind,and their whole heart and their whole soul,a light unto the world.

His speech on Respect for Life Sunday was a perfect example. He presented Natural Law exceptionally well.Sadly,there were not that many people there dispite the beautiful weather.I was disappoointed but not surprised that the pastors were unable or unwilling to support the event and get more of their people to welcome our new Bishop as well as to lend support for Respect for Life Sunday.

I heard that Archbishop Sheehan (temmporary diocesan Administratorof the Phoenix diocese)said something similar to what Archbishop Dolan said vis-a-vis the state of the Church in the area being even worse than the dismal situation he was told to expect.

34 posted on 01/25/2004 12:17:51 PM PST by saradippity
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To: saradippity
I have spoken to someone who has somewhat of an inside track in the Phoenix Diocese. He is VERY impressed with Bishop Olmstead. When I asked him if he foresees strong leadership from the new Bishop, he said that there probably won't be a lot of loud public proclamations, but that much will be accomplished quietly, behind the scenes.
35 posted on 01/25/2004 12:42:20 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (www.VirtueMedia.org)
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