“Simple Wisdom”: U.S. Bishops Publish Compilations of Pope Francis’s Messages

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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has just released two slim books of homespun messages from Pope Francis:  on Hope and on Evangelization.  The first is only 66 pages in length; the second, 73 pages.  The English-language edition is published in conjunction with the Vatican publishing house, Libreria Editrice Vaticana.The “Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis” Series includes papal remarks that have garnered worldwide media attention.  Some of the quotes which may be familiar to you are: “ … [Read more...]

Heavy Topics in Baltimore; and a Great Concelebrated Liturgy

At 7:30 this morning, the Bishops gathered for Holy Mass before moving on to a breakfast sponsored by Catholic Relief Services, and regional meetings.  The General Session begins soon, and there will be a lot of business to take care of and information reports to be heard.I look forward to this morning’s report by the National Advisory Council, followed by the Presidential Address by His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan (who gave me a big Irish hug this morning).Also coming before lunch:   … [Read more...]


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