Pope to US Bishops: “Don’t Lose Your Public Voice”

The bishops of New York (including, presumably, Abp. Timothy Dolan) were in Rome this weekend for their ad limina visit with the pope. They represent the second of fifteen U.S. groups (of bishops) who will visit with the pope in the coming months.

Here’s what the pope told the bishops of New York:

“Despite attempts to still the Church’s voice in the public square, many people of good will continue to look to her for wisdom, insight and sound guidance.”

… The Pope called upon them to “exercise the prophetic dimension of your episcopal ministry by speaking out, humbly yet insistently, in defense of moral truth, and offering a word of hope, capable of opening hearts and minds to the truth that sets us free.” [EWTN News/CNA]

We should be careful to make sure that our public voice is not silenced either! We should also be eager to speak out “humbly yet insistingly” in defense of moral truth, as the pope urges.

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2 thoughts on “Pope to US Bishops: “Don’t Lose Your Public Voice”

  1. Steve says:

    Many people seek out the church for guidance. Many people do not. There is no reason to change the laws of our nation to force our religious beliefs on others.

  2. PariLalalog says:

    Thanks for ones great post.

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