National Catholic Register

Culture of Life

Be Holy

Facts of Life

BY The Editors

December 16-29, 2012 Issue | Posted 12/12/12 at 11:08 AM


During his installation Mass homily on Nov. 20, Bishop James Conley, the new bishop of Lincoln, Neb., stressed the need for holiness, reported EWTN News.

"My brother bishops, there is nothing more important for a bishop than the care of souls," he said. "If the Church is to flourish in the world today, if the New Evangelization is to really take root, if we are to truly build a culture of life, holiness must begin with us."

Bishop Conley also had a message for the laity: "Your greatest vocation is to holiness. Your holiness can transform the world."