Category Archives: Convocation of Catholic Leaders

Changing landscape requires mutual accompaniment, convocation hears

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — The U.S. Catholic Church’s increasing diversity presents Catholics with the opportunity to accompany each other on the journey of faith Pope Francis envisions, a Boston College professor told delegates to … Continue reading

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Joy, a sign of God’s presence, is what church needs, Cardinal Dolan says

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — Catholic leaders attending the opening Mass of the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of The Gospel in America” were urged to reflect joy — a sign of God’s presence … Continue reading

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Convocation delegate wants to find new ways to spread unchanged Gospel

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Maybe it’s no surprise the Seattle Archdiocese is sending a delegation of 12, as in the number of apostles, to the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in … Continue reading

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Convocation of Catholic leaders will be historic event, bishops told

By Catholic News Service INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — During their spring meeting in Indianapolis, U.S. bishops were reminded that the upcoming Convocation of Catholic Leaders — a gathering they began talking about years ago — is right around the corner. It … Continue reading

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Indiana convocation delegate takes evangelization cues from Pope Francis

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cindy Black’s copy of “Evangelii Gaudium” — Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the church’s mission to evangelize the modern world — is worn from use, marked up and with notes in … Continue reading

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Maryland priest hopes summer convocation sparks missionary renewal

By Colleen Dulle Catholic News Service WESTMINSTER, Md. (CNS) — For Father Mark Bialek, being a priest means enabling his parishioners to evangelize in new ways. “We can’t just sit comfortably anymore in our parishes and our chanceries and in … Continue reading

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Guidebook helps delegates prepare for Convocation of Catholic Leaders

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The 3,000 people attending the upcoming Convocation of Catholic Leaders are being seen as members of diocesan teams who will return home to act on what they see and learn while … Continue reading

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Convocation ‘great opportunity’ for U.S. church, says religious sister

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Dominican Sister Marie Bernadette Thompson can’t help but see things through a teacher’s eyes after spending eight years teaching elementary and high school students and belonging to an order whose charism … Continue reading

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Convocation delegate said becoming Catholic was something he ‘had to do’

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — When Isaiah Burroughs, a 20-year-old student at The Catholic University of America in Washington, gets an idea in his head, he follows through with it pretty much immediately. When he was … Continue reading

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Not just another ‘trade meeting,’ convocation seeks to unify U.S. church

(Backgrounder) By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — This summer’s Convocation of Catholic Leaders comes at a time when the U.S. Catholic Church is seeking how best to respond to a changing social landscape while bringing Pope Francis’ … Continue reading

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