Bishop James Conley Archives - Crux



  • U.S. bishops’ leader calls Charlottesville violence ‘abhorrent acts of hatred’

    U.S. bishops’ leader calls Charlottesville violence ‘abhorrent acts of hatred’

    As political and religious leaders across America denounced Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, triggered by a large white supremacist rally, the leader of the country’s Catholic bishops said, “The abhorrent acts of hatred on display in Charlottesville are an attack on the unity of our nation and therefore summon us all to fervent prayer and peaceful action.”

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  • Conley: Evangelizing includes thinking outside the bureaucratic box

    Conley: Evangelizing includes thinking outside the bureaucratic box

    Catholic bishops may have a lot of bureaucratic duties to perform, but that doesn’t mean bishops believe the solution to the Church’s problems is always bureaucratic. Pressed for an example of evangelical creativity, for instance, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, points to a lawyer who sets up tables at Husker football games every weekend, handing out rosaries and answering questions about Catholicism.

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  • Lofty rhetoric aside, why the U.S. bishops’ ‘Convocation’ mattered

    Lofty rhetoric aside, why the U.S. bishops’ ‘Convocation’ mattered

    Despite the expense and lofty rhetoric of the July 1-4 “Convocation of Catholic Leaders” sponsored by the U.S. bishops in Orlando, it’s hard right now to assess its long-term impact. However, right away, it provided a less political image of Catholicism, ratified the bishops’ commitment to Pope Francis, and delivered a positive experience of the Church to almost 3,500 people.

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