Monthly Archives: October 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Posted on by Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas

We join in prayer for the people on the East Coast as they endure and await the destructive storm Sandy. We pray there will be no further loss of life from this devastating hurricane that is bringing havoc to so … Continue reading

Friday, October 26, 2012

Posted on by Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas

  We enter the last two days of the Synod on the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith during which the results of all the presentations, discussions, and recommendations come together in two documents: the Message and … Continue reading

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Posted on by Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas

    The Synod recessed today in order for the reporteurs to assemble and review the multitude of amendments and recommended changes to the original propositions in order to make them clearer and reflective of the mind of the Synod … Continue reading

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Posted on by Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas

  Today was spent in our language groups meticulously considering each of the 57 propositions presented to the Synod yesterday.   All Synod Fathers have an opportunity to offer an amendment or to ask to drop or to replace a … Continue reading

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Posted on by Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas

  The Synod recessed on Saturday afternoon and only returned to session on Tuesday. In the interim the reporteurs, those elected to serve as secretaries of each of the small groups, have been working hard to formulate the propositions for … Continue reading

Monday, October 22, 2012

Posted on by Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas

                                  The Twenty Ninth Sunday of Ordinary time was extraordinary with the Canonization by Pope Benedict XVI of seven new saints. With a single … Continue reading

Friday, October 19, 2012

Posted on by Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas

  Bishop Shlemon Warduni, Chaldean Auxiliary Bishop of Baghdad, in Iraq reflected on today’s reading at our morning prayer. I came to know Bishop Warduni when I visited Baghdad recently on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. … Continue reading

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Posted on by Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas

  The preacher for today’s prayer opening the Synod’s day was Bishop Edward Hilboro Kussala, the first bishop of the new State of South Sudan. There was much joy at the establishment of the State and the beginning of a … Continue reading

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Posted on by Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas

  The work of the Synod continues,  but another gift of this time together is the opportunity to build fraternity among those participating in the Synod. This happens mostly over food in relaxed settings outside the Synod meetings.   Last … Continue reading

Monday, October 15, 2012

Posted on by Most Rev. Gerald F. Kicanas

  The Synod Fathers returned after a welcome free day. Interventions continue. Bishops speak from their experience and the realities in their dioceses. The most moving comments for me come from bishops serving in the persecuted Church, where suffering for … Continue reading

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