Denver, Colo., Nov 4, 2016 / 15:17 pm
The reality of evil and the tender mercy of Jesus Christ were on the mind of Denver's new auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez at his ordination Mass.
"Let the words of Jesus penetrate your own heart," Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver said at the Nov. 4 Mass. "Jesus' words are full of tenderness. They are full of compassion. His deepest desire is to reveal the Father to the world."
"May you proclaim the truth of Jesus Christ boldly, in season and out of season, and invite others to his mercy and into the very heart of the Trinity," he told the new bishop.
Pope Francis named Bishop Rodriguez, 61, to be ordained the next auxiliary bishop of Denver. He has served as a priest in the archdiocese for more than 10 years.
Archbishop Aquila consecrated Bishop Rodriguez at Denver's Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Cardinal J. Francis Stafford, emeritus Archbishop of Denver, and Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles were co-consecrators.