Archive for March, 2012
Learning effective ways of communicating within families, the importance of being a part of a parish community and the importance of education, especially a Catholic education were only a few things attendees learned. (more…)
Pope Benedict XVI greets Bishop Curtis J. Guillory of Beaumont, Texas, during a March 15 meeting with Texas bishops at the Vatican. Bishops from Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas were making their “ad limina” visits to the Vatican to report on the status of their dioceses. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — “Ad limina” visits are an occasion for bishops to confirm and strengthen their unity with one another and with Pope Benedict XVI in order to give a more effective witness to the Gospel, said the archbishop of San Antonio.
In the mission to evangelize, “our unity is an imperative,” Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller told other bishops from Texas, including Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, of Beaumont, Oklahoma and Arkansas during his homily March 15 as the bishops began their “ad limina” visits by celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. (more…)
By Nancy Frazier O’Brien Catholic News Service
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Declaring themselves “strongly unified and intensely focused,” the nation’s top Catholic bishops vowed to continue their multipronged defense of religious liberty in the courts, Congress and the White House.
The five-page statement titled “United for Religious Freedom” was approved March 14 by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee, made up of the USCCB officers and committee chairmen and an elected bishop representative from each of the geographic regions of the USCCB. (more…)