Orlando, Fla., Jul 2, 2017 / 09:22 am
As the Church continues its mission of forming disciples in the 21st century, a key component must be a witness of joy, said Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
"People may claim that they do not want faith, hope, or love. Rare is the person who does not crave joy," the New York cardinal said July 1.
Cardinal Dolan was the homilist at the opening Mass for the Convocation of Catholic Leaders in Orlando.
The unprecedented convocation gathered bishops, priests, consecrated religious, diocesan leaders, and representatives from Catholic ministries, parishes, and organizations. The event drew some 4,000 participants, including members of 155 dioceses and roughly 200 Catholic organizations, and 160 bishops.