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Ordination of Archbishop Charles J. Brown

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catholicnewsagency on Jan 6, 2012 As he ordained new apostolic nuncios for Ireland, and Georgia and Armenia on the Jan. 6 feast of Epiphany, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of the "wise men" who sought …More
catholicnewsagency on Jan 6, 2012 As he ordained new apostolic nuncios for Ireland, and Georgia and Armenia on the Jan. 6 feast of Epiphany, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of the "wise men" who sought Christ, as models for bishops today. Read the full story here: www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-hails-epip…
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Archbishop Brown, hopefully Your Grace will be able to generate more vocation in Ireland. As it stands, it is very low in numbers. The Church in Ireland is sick just as the Church in Western Europe. Our Brethren, the Russian Orthodox - yes, despite the Chrism, is doing much better than we here in the West. I pray that your mission will yield much fruit. So, we will see in a year or two what your …More
Archbishop Brown, hopefully Your Grace will be able to generate more vocation in Ireland. As it stands, it is very low in numbers. The Church in Ireland is sick just as the Church in Western Europe. Our Brethren, the Russian Orthodox - yes, despite the Chrism, is doing much better than we here in the West. I pray that your mission will yield much fruit. So, we will see in a year or two what your work will bring.
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In his homily at the Mass, the pope looked at the figure of the Three Kings, the wise men who set out from the East in search of Jesus, and drew comparisons between them and the mission to which the new bishops are called.
www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1200066.htm
Like the Magi, he said, "the bishop, too, must be a man of restless heart, not satisfied with the ordinary things of this …More
In his homily at the Mass, the pope looked at the figure of the Three Kings, the wise men who set out from the East in search of Jesus, and drew comparisons between them and the mission to which the new bishops are called.
www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1200066.htm
Like the Magi, he said, "the bishop, too, must be a man of restless heart, not satisfied with the ordinary things of this world, but inwardly driven by his heart's unrest to draw ever closer to God, to seek his face, to recognize him more and more, to be able to love him more and more."

A bishop must be attentive and watchful, recognizing the gentle voice of God and able to discern the truth, the pope said.

Like the wise men, who probably were made fun of for following a star in search of the promised king, a bishop must "be filled with the courage of humility, not asking what prevailing opinion says about him, but following the criterion of God's truth and taking his stand accordingly," he said.

"And he must have the humility to bend down before the God who made himself so tangible and so simple that he contradicts our foolish pride in its reluctance to see God so close and so small," the pope said.

Pope Benedict said scholars and scientists have debated what kind of light or star the Three Kings were following -- a constellation, a supernova or a comet -- but whatever it was, he said, "the great star, the true supernova that leads us on, is Christ himself."

"He is, as it were, the explosion of God's love, which causes the great white light of his heart to shine upon the world," the pope said.

The job of the new bishops, he said, is to lead people on the path to discovering the light that is Christ.

The appointment of Archbishop Brown as nuncio to Ireland comes at a very delicate moment in Vatican-Irish relations and at a time of deep crisis for the Catholic Church in Ireland as the church and state continued to deal with the clerical sex abuse crisis.
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Ordination of Archbishop Charles J. Brown

As he ordained new apostolic nuncios for Ireland, and Georgia and Armenia on the Jan. 6 feast of Epiphany, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of the "wise men" who sought Christ, as models for bishops today. Read the full story here: www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-hails-epip…