• Why this bishop thinks memes may just be the tool for evangelization today

    Why this bishop thinks memes may just be the tool for evangelization today

    • Sep 15, 2017

    Bishop Richard Umbers, an auxiliary of the Archdiocese of Sydney, says whether in art, online culture, or political discussion, Christians should be giving an example of how to evangelize and to speak to the challenges society faces today. “You need the contemporary expression of Christian faith.”

  • Advice for baby bishops school: Get out to lunch and dinner!

    Advice for baby bishops school: Get out to lunch and dinner!

    • Sep 9, 2017

    Auxiliary Bishop Richard Umbers of Sydney, Australia, took part in the Vatican’s “baby bishops’ school” last year, and he’s got some “nutty” advice for this year’s class: “Make sure you organize a few lunches and dinners along the way. Make sure you make time to get to know some of those bishops in a more intimate setting. Build friendships there.”

  • ‘Baby bishops’ get a crash course in the realities of the Church

    ‘Baby bishops’ get a crash course in the realities of the Church

    • Sep 18, 2016

    Pope Francis told newly appointed bishops last week, “The world is tired of lying spellbinders and … ‘trendy’ priests or bishops. The people sniff them out – they have God’s sense of smell – and they walk away when they recognize narcissists, manipulators, defenders of their own causes, auctioneers of vain crusades.”