Category Archives: Convocation of Catholic Leaders

Four-day convocation in Orlando called ‘a journey’ for U.S. church

By Laura Dodson Catholic News Service ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — Theirs was a monumental responsibility: shepherding lay leaders, cardinals, archbishops, bishops, religious, deacons, musicians, event staff and a legion of volunteers at the historic “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy … Continue reading

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The Catholic convocation: Thoughts on a historic gathering

(Analysis) By Greg Erlandson Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The first century of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has concluded with its organization of an unprecedented and powerful gathering of Catholics in Orlando, Florida. With the somewhat ungainly … Continue reading

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Post-convocation challenge: Translate event’s message into practice

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Many who attended the July 1-4 national “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America” in Orlando, Florida, have been to enough retreats or conferences over the years … Continue reading

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Catholic convocation: Combination pep rally, retreat inspires leaders

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — From July 1-4 the main floor of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando was transformed into a huge parish hall with places for worship, prayer, discussion, and even coffee and … Continue reading

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For convocation delegates, it’s about unifying in faith in a troubled world

(Backgrounder) By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — For some it was about keeping young people in the church. Others wanted to hear about diocesan ministries in another locale and perhaps bring an idea home. A few … Continue reading

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Convocation delegates sent home to imitate Jesus in reaching the margins

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — Jesus took a few loaves and fishes and turned them into a feast for thousands, offering the church an example of faith in action, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston … Continue reading

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It’s an exciting time to be an evangelist, convocation delegates told

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — Delegates at the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders. The Joy of the Gospel in America” have their work cut out for them but they are equipped to do it, said speakers … Continue reading

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Use gift of freedom well, Archbishop Lori tells convocation delegates

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — In the July 3 closing Mass for the Fortnight for Freedom, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori called on Catholics to thank God for the gift of freedom and to pray … Continue reading

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Convocation delegates urged to take Gospel to struggling people everywhere

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — Being Christian is more than accepting Jesus as savior, but requires the faithful to go to the peripheries of society where people are struggling materially and spiritually, Archbishop Jose H. … Continue reading

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This is your moment to evangelize, convocation delegates told

(Updated July 3) By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl urged participants at the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of The Gospel in America” to take a look at each other … Continue reading

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