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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.

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  • 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!

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