- Mar 2, 2021
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, a former president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, discusses the impetus behind the convocation happening now in Orlando as well as the recent Supreme Court decision concerning religious freedom.
This week in Orlando, more than 3,000 bishops, clergy, and laity are coming together to ponder the future of the American church. The man who originally had the idea for the get-together says that if Catholics could “get their act together” and truly the embrace the full breadth of the Church’s social teaching, “we could be dangerous.”
According to Kerry Robinson, who’s long been a leading voice in the Catholic Church in the United States, women should be in positions of leadership in the Church, not because they deserve it, but because the Church would benefit fully from what women have to offer.
The Diocese of Orlando broadcasted a prayer service attended by clergy of various faiths to honor and remember the 49 people who died at the Pulse nightclub shooting, the largest mass shooting by a single gunman in the country’s history.
Unpacking more of what the pope is saying in Evangelii Gaudium or “Joy of the Gospel” and gaining a deeper understanding of how Catholics can effectively evangelize in the modern word is something Cindy Black hopes to gain during the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America” in Orlando, Florida, July 1-4.
The “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America”, a major summit of American bishops, clergy and laity to be held July 1-4 in Orlando, Florida, will be a powerful expression of “daily commitment to the new evangelization,” according to Dominican Sister Marie Bernadette Thompson, a leader within the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious.