Skip to comments.Cardinal Challenges Bishops to Undergo Their Own Conversion, Renewal
Posted on 11/13/2012 6:44:55 AM PST by marshmallow
BALTIMORE (CNS) -- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. bishops' conference, challenged his brother bishops to undergo their own conversion and renewal.
One characteristic of this renewal is the sacrament of penance, Cardinal Dolan said.
"This is the sacrament of the new evangelization, for as Pope Benedict reminds us, 'We cannot speak about the new evangelization without the sincere desire to conversion,'" Cardinal Dolan said during his presidential address on the opening day of the bishops' Nov. 12-15 fall general assembly in Baltimore.
"I know I risk the criticism -- I can hear it now: 'With all the controversies and urgent matters for the church right now, Dolan spoke of conversion of heart through the sacrament of penance. Can you believe it?' To which I reply, 'You better believe it!' First things first!"
Cardinal Dolan said, "We cannot engage culture unless we let him (Jesus) first engage us, we cannot dialogue with others unless we first dialogue with him, and we cannot challenge unless we first allow him to challenge us."
He noted that during the recent series of "ad limina" visits with Pope Benedict, the pope told the bishops, "As with all spiritual crises, whether of individuals or communities, we know that the ultimate answer can only be born of a searching, critical and ongoing self-assessment and conversion in the light of Christ's truth."
The recently concluded world Synod of Bishops echoed the papal message, Cardinal Dolan said. In the synod's closing message, the bishops declared, "We firmly believe that we must convert ourselves above all to the power of Jesus Christ who alone can make all things new, above all our poor existence. With humility we recognize that the poverty and weaknesses of Jesus' disciples, especially of his ministers, weigh on the very......
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Isn't this the same guy who invited the muslim Baby Killer Hussein 0bama to dinner, gave him a hug and a big slap on the back?
Here is a message for der Cardinal: one does not give up on their morals or ethics because it is popular to do so. Those guys in the arean verses the lions sure did not.
I’m a team member in an RCIA group and was given a book called “Forming Intentional Disciples.” I recommend it. I sort of skipped over the statistics because they are scary but one of the theses of the book is that only a small percentage of church going Catholics have a personal relationship with Jesus.
Wow, Protestants sure exude confidence and Christian cheer.
Does it bother anyone else that the Catholic News Service doesn’t capitalize “Him” when the word is referring to Jesus Himself?
If what happened at the first fizzles before the finish it was faulty at the first.
CATHOLICS FOR OBAMA (CFO)
Consuming the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ is so impersonal.
It certainly is. He’s a disgrace. By which I mean a bloated, hideous, smug, self-satisfied sack of...
On November 4, the Saint Joseph’s Seminary at Dunwoodie held a debate on the election. At the end, 19 out of 52 seminarians voted for Romney.
Cardinal Dolan is running a seminary in which a majority of the seminarians are pro-abortion, and he has the nerve to instruct fellow bishops on “conversion.”
They’ll need conversion of others too as the number of Catholic priests in the U.S. has dropped by about a third in the past fifty years.