While Bishop-elect Sheltz has many family and friends as companions on his faith journey, there are certain saints who he also looks to as models of holiness. Who inspires our next auxiliary bishop? Bishop-elect Sheltz named five men and women whose lives encourage him.
For a majority of teenagers, the most intimate experience they have with a bishop is during the conferring of the Sacrament of Confirmation. But there are at least two youth within the Archdiocese who can say to our new auxiliary bishop, “Hey, Uncle George!”
El Santo Padre Benedicto XVI, en un discurso pronunciado a más de 10,000 peregrinos que se reunieron en la plaza de San Pedro, dijo, “con María inicia la vida terrena de Jesús, y con ella comienzan también los primeros pasos de la Iglesia… Ella siguió con discreción todo el camino de su Hijo durante la vida pública hasta los pies de la cruz, y ahora acompaña, con una oración silenciosa, el camino de la Iglesia.”
Pope Benedict XVI, addressing more than 10,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on March 14, said, “it was with Mary that Jesus’ earthly life began, and it was with her that the Church took its first steps… she discreetly followed her Son’s journey during His public life, even unto the foot of the cross. Then, with silent prayer, she continued to follow the progress of the Church.”
From time to time I am asked whether I consider myself a Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative. To wit, I typically reply, “I am a Roman Catholic.” Usually this results in a baffled expression on the part of the one making the inquiry, until I explain a bit further. Another question that is sometimes asked by fellow Catholics, “Who should I vote for?”
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