- Oct 25, 2020
“The Gospel needs to be preached until the end of time because of the gift of life that Jesus Christ has conferred. And so by an unbroken chain we come to this day,” Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, principal celebrant and consecrator for the liturgy, said during his homily on the occasion of two new bishops being ordained.
At the ordination of new bishops, Archbishop William E. Lori told them, “the greatest challenge in being a bishop is not administration; it’s not public relations; and it’s not fundraising. The greatest challenge is to be always and everywhere an example for God’s people. This is how we become witnesses of hope; this is how we strive to be authentic shepherds.”
“Many young people are not allergic to the truths of the faith or to the church, but they simply don’t know anything or know very little about the faith,” said Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the pope’s U.S. ambassador, urging bishops to take steps needed to help them.
On Sunday Pope Francis’s ambassador in the United States, French Archbishop Christophe Pierre, celebrated a cross-border Mass at a large security fence dividing the U.S. and Mexico, in a gesture intended to demonstrate the Church’s support for immigration reform and humane treatment of migrants.
Citing his college term papers, Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh said on July 4 that footnotes strengthen an argument and help drive home a point, calling on Catholics to be “footnotes” for the truth of Christ, including the importance of religious freedom.