Bishop's State of the Catholic Church Address

Bishop's message:

"The Church rejoices in the mercy of God! ...Mercy restores what violence and abuse, falsehoods, and other evils distort - namely the dignity of the human person. Thanks be to God mercy restores our dignity."

Nearly 400 lay leaders, priests, and members of our parishes, schools, ministries, and apostolates gathered on September 21st for the 3rd Annual Bishop's State of the Catholic Church Address at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix. The Most Reverend Thomas J. Olmsted spoke in depth about five examples of mercy at work, which are tangible fruits of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Watch Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted's full address and learn more about these works:

Restore Dignity: A ministry that restores human dignity after abuse and trauma through Christ's mercy. More information.
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Into the Breach: Inviting men to courageous lives modeled on Christ and guided by the Holy Spirit. More information.
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Sacrament of Confession: Discovering freedom from guilt and shame, from spiritual death to life.

Muslims: Christian love and forgiveness bringing record conversions.

Young Catholics: Rejoicing in their faith at the Olympic Games in Rio and World Youth Day in Poland.

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