"It is...Our will that Catholics should abstain from certain appellations which have recently been brought into use to distinguish one group of Catholics from another. They are to be avoided not only as 'profane novelties of words,' out of harmony with both truth and justice, but also because they give rise to great trouble and confusion among Catholics. Such is the nature of Catholicism that it does not admit of more or less, but must be held as a whole or as a whole rejected: 'This is the Catholic faith, which unless a man believe faithfully and firmly; he cannot be saved' (Athanasian Creed). There is no need of adding any qualifying terms to the profession of Catholicism: it is quite enough for each one to proclaim 'Christian is my name and Catholic my surname,' only let him endeavour to be in reality what he calls himself." -- Pope Benedict XV, Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum 24 (1914)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bishop Conley - Leadership

Canterbury Tales by Dr. Taylor Marshall


Did You Know That a Bishop Processed the Holy Eucharist at University of Denver Prior to Presidential Debate?

Posted by Dr. Taylor Marshall

As you know, there was a Presidential Debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney at the campus of the University of Denver on Wednesday October 3.

What you may not know is that His Excellency Bishop James Conley (Auxiliary Bishop of Denver but soon to be Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska) celebrated a Holy Mass for students on the campus of the University of Denver just three days before the debate on September 30. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, His Excellency processed the Blessed Sacrament on campus. While His Excellency did not do a lap around Magnus Arena where the debate would be held, Our Eucharistic Lord nevertheless did reign there on campus.

Where Christ reigns, the demons flee...

The Holy Mass and Eucharistic Procession were not scheduled to coincide with the Presidential Debate on Wednesday. Rather, this is the fourth year that Bishop Conley has celebrated the Holy Mass for the students of the University of Denver during this time of year.

How providential it is that one of America's most stalwart bishops was there to process Christ our King on the campus where just three days later a historical Presidential debate would take place. God works in mysterious ways.

And that is the rest of the story...

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