Our Archbishop, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, recently addressed all of the bishops of the United States in his capacity as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Of all the things he could have spoken about, he chose the themes of conversion, repentance, and reconciliation. He told the bishops how important it is that they themselves go to confession regularly. What a great message from our local shepherd!
To get a taste of what he said, consider this, keeping in mind that we are all called to engage in the act of evangelization: “the Sacrament of Reconciliation evangelizes the evangelizers, as it brings us sacramentally into contact with Jesus, who calls us to conversion of heart, and allows us to answer his invitation to repentance — a repentance from within that can then transform the world without.”
Cardinal Dolan’s presidential address, although addressed to bishops, is a fantastic read and has some wonderful food for thought for all of us. Click here to read the entire address at the bishops’ conference website.