Sociology professor James O’Higgins Norman noted in an opening statement that much bullying behavior was driven by issues of identity.
The bishop also invited all people of good will “to pray ever more earnestly and with perseverance,” asking God to keep Colombia “in the heart of his Son, a place where you learn to love and forgive.”
Father Jan Macha will be declared ‘Blessed’ at a Mass on Nov. 20 in the Cathedral of Christ the King in Katowice, Poland.
The proposed document “isn’t anything brand new,” Bishop Burbidge said on Wednesday, at a press conference following the USCCB proceedings. “It’s what the Church has always taught in the Eucharist.”