LINCOLN, Neb. — Evangelization and the pastoral tending of souls are among the main goals for Bishop James Conley, who was named the ninth bishop of Lincoln by Pope Benedict.
“There is nothing more important for a bishop than the care of souls,” Bishop Conley told members of his new diocese at a Sept. 14 press conference.
With the support of the diocese, he said he has “one aim,” consisting of three parts: that all men and women will “come to know Jesus Christ,” that they “live in the abundance of his love” and in turn strive to “become holy, as our Father in heaven is holy.”
“I am dedicated above all else to this noble mission,” he said. “I am grateful to know that I can already...READ MORE