November 13, 2013

Catholic bishops’ new president can help hierarchy pivot toward Pope Francis

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Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., talks with Catholic News Service after he was elected the new president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Nov. 12, 2013 in Baltimore. Photo by Nancy Phelan Wiechec, courtesy Catholic News Service

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., talks with Catholic News Service after he was elected the new president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Nov. 12, 2013 in Baltimore. Photo by Nancy Phelan Wiechec, courtesy Catholic News Service

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BALTIMORE (RNS) Archbishop Joseph Kurtz' wide-angle lens directly reflects Francis’ own approach.
“One of the major challenges is what, really, our Holy Father has said over and over again: How can we warm hearts and heal wounds?”

  • Leo

    I hope that he is ready to tackle the issue, and to make it dominate, of the persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Otherwise, he will only be locally pastoral. It is time that Christians unite and demonstrate against the slaughter.

  • He sounds more like a compromise candidate. The conservatives trust him because he’s been pulling their cart along with Dolan, and he can whip out the past pursuits he followed and abandoned when the conservatives came to power.

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    This is the author’s story of faith, hope and love as he learns to understand that God loves him, a homosexual priest. It is not a memoir or autobiography, but rather it is the author’s account of how over the years he has dealt with the fact that he is a homosexual who is afraid that it is not proper for a priest to be a queer.

    http://straightlikeme.com/
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