Orlando Convocation of Leaders Archives - Crux



  • 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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  • How should a Catholic bishop tweet?

    How should a Catholic bishop tweet?

    Bishop Daniel Flores spoke on social media use at a press conference during the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America” event on July 2 in Orlando, Florida. Joining him in the press conference were Dr. Hosffman Ospino, associate professor of theology and religious education at Boston College; Archbishop Wilton Daniel Gregory of Atlanta; and Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.

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  • Aquila: Parishes inoculate Catholics against anti-immigrant blowback

    Aquila: Parishes inoculate Catholics against anti-immigrant blowback

    Given the mushrooming presence of undocumented immigrants in Colorado, one might think church leaders risk extra blowback when they speak out on immigrant rights. Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, however, says there’s precious little, in part because Catholics see these immigrants in their parishes and know they’re almost all “really good people.”

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  • Gregory: Pope ‘gets it’ on sex abuse, but gets it as an Argentinian

    Gregory: Pope ‘gets it’ on sex abuse, but gets it as an Argentinian

    Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, who served as president of the U.S. bishops during the white-hot period of the American abuse scandals in 2002-2003, says Pope Francis “gets it,” but cannot have the same understanding of the repercussions as someone from a culture where it’s been as intense as here. Gregory also called for deescalating rhetoric on immigration, and for defusing the bomb before it goes off with regard to racial tensions in America.

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  • Garvey: Francis fosters new look at Church authority and higher education

    Garvey: Francis fosters new look at Church authority and higher education

    John Garvey, President of the Catholic University of America, wants to take a new look at the famed “Land O’Lakes Statement” from 50 years ago, which amounted to a declaration of independence for Catholic universities from ecclesiastical control. He says that’s easier to do under Pope Francis, because his teaching is so interesting and relevant that universities more readily understand why it should be part of their conversations.

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  • Cardinal Wuerl: Vatican II being unleashed through Pope Francis

    Cardinal Wuerl: Vatican II being unleashed through Pope Francis

    Cardinal Donald Wuerl says he finds “a great consolation and sense of serenity” in the fact that, for Catholics, Peter is the touchstone of faith, but added that doesn’t mean you still don’t raise a question, if you “speak truth in love.”

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