US bishops on retreat in Florida
Catholic World News - June 16, 2010
The annual spring meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is taking place at a Florida hotel. The assembled bishops are on retreat and will not hold any public discussion of conference business.
“This year the general theme is ‘the bishop and his priests,’” said Bishop Robert Lynch of St. Petersburg. “In many places priests don't trust their bishops any longer and are terrified that they will receive a call and be asked to come and see the bishop for fear it might be a complaint or something of that nature.”
Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, will preach during the retreat.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our July expenses ($8,412 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: Bernadette -
Jun. 17, 2010 4:54 PM ET USA
Pleased to hear that the bishops are in retreat, in prayer, reflection, being led by the good Cardinal from Ghana. However, not happy about the venue. Is there not a monastery in all of the U.S. capable of housing 200 and a few more? Will the Clear Creek "Our Lady of the Annunciation" in Oklahoma be able to accommodate this number once it is completed? Seriously, this would be much more appropriate and conducive to real prayer and penance. In street clothes? Article very secular. Sad!