Category Archives: Convocation of Catholic Leaders

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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Evangelization at the margins drives USCCB convocation planning

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — This summer’s convocation of American Catholic leaders will give the 3,000 participants a better understanding of what it means to be missionary disciples who evangelize in every facet of their lives. … Continue reading

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