CARDINAL PELL ON BISHOPS - ORDINATION OF BISHOP P.A. COMENSOLI

HIS EMINENCE GEORGE CARDINAL PELL
In the light of our recent posts, it is good to hear Cardinal George Pell's words at the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Peter Andrew Comensoli as Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney. His Lordship is now the youngest Bishop in Australia.
 His Eminence said:"


"If we bishops dodge every confrontation, or even most of them, we should not be too surprised when others go missing also."

A little earlier he said:


"Through the wisdom of a succession of bishops and through your own hard work you are unusually well qualified academically, as well as pastorally, to provide leadership in the struggle between good and evil, between the light of faith and the gathering darkness.  You are called to be courageous, because Christian truths do not always win majority approval, but every stand for truth, justice and charity, for life and for goodness will strengthen your brothers and sisters in faith, and often in the wider society and inspire them to stand firm and make sacrifices too.
If we bishops dodge every confrontation, or even most of them, we should not be too surprised when others go missing also."

His Eminence's complete Homily will greatly  reward the reader:

http://www.sydney.catholic.org.au/people/archbishop/homilies/2011/201168_274.shtml



The Coat of Arms of the new Bishop is a very pleasing design, visually, but more importantly in its motto which is translated : "We preach Christ crucified." Exactly.

We pray for the success of Bishop Comensoli's Episcopate . And we also wish Cardinal Pell a Happy Birthday for yesterday, his 70th! Ad Multos Annos!

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