Newly elected president of the United States Bishops’ Conference, El Arzobispo Timothy P. broglio shared in american magazine Reflections on his appointment and the recent visit of Pope Francis as North American bishop.
The archbishop and the military begin by recalling “the important role that the conclave can play in facilitating the ministry of each bishop”. To do this, invoke his apostles Of Saint John Paul II: «The authority and sphere of action of the episcopal conference is strictly related to the authority and action of the diocesan bishops and their counterparts in episcopal law. Bishops “preside in place of God over the flock of which they are shepherds, teachers of doctrine, priests of sacred worship, and ministers of government.”
We must never forget the imperative of the gospel, which will also be the period of our final judgment
For this reason, Broglio considers “the task of the conclave to be in the context of the pastoral ministry of bishops, successors of the Apostles, of the care of those entrusted to them” and states from the outset that “Pope Francis has said a similar thing, That service takes many forms.”
We do not need to imitate the society around us by contributing to others’ boasting about
Broglio’s first action in his new position was to appoint Archbishop Nelson Perez of Philadelphia as chairman of the board of directors. Catholic Relief Servicesto getthat are beyond our limitsthose in need, remembering that as a nation “they are so blessed, and we must never forget the imperative of the gospel, which will also be the period of our final judgment, so that we may see Christ in those “
in an evangelical way
Broglio also recalls that the Eucharistic revival “offers an opportunity to deepen our faith in the present Body, Blood, Spirit and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist and to revere and receive our appetites reverently”, this For reason he brings. that “as bishop, We must make sure our faithful know and celebrate this unique gift, It is a privilege for me to be a part of this “revival of the sacrament of unity”.
I’m not suggesting that we ignore disagreement, but rather that we handle it in an evangelical way.
Therefore, the new President of the North American Bishops states that they are suffering “a bad drive, unity that recognizes that “there is a responsibility to cultivate, which does not mean that we are imitators of others or that we always have the same approach to a problem. It means that if we do not obey, We talk to each other first. We are not bound to copy the society around us contributing to the bragging on others,” says Broglio.
In this sense, Broglio points out that “in various places in the scriptures we are taught how should we deal with disagreements, dissension, and sin,” as well as the “usefulness of considering his teaching before embarking on a course of action that might increase tensions in the Church and in the world.” I am not suggesting that we ignore disagreement, but that we handle it in an evangelical way.”
«As teachers of the faith, bishops – in Broglio’s opinion – must instruct with our example of charity, brotherhood and abstinence of words. We must cultivate the silence that Pope Francis so often defends. We must silence the voice of protest in order to hear the voice of the Lord, who knocks at the door and invites us to commune with him through communion with others.
attentive to frances
« Preaching the Gospel – recalls Broglio – also includes Film Meditation on the Education of the Bishop of Rome, As a Church and with Peter, we respond to his impulse to care for the poor, safeguard our common home and reach the marginalized with the Master’s healing message.”
Timothy Broglio concludes by recalling the role of the North American Bishops’ Conference, which none other than “put the gospel into our societyCommunicate our concerns to legislators and the government, and convey Pope Francis’ message to the public.”