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Culp: Embracing The Tension

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Priestly Ordination Photo Essay

The Bi-Weekly Publication of The Catholic Diocese of Lexington

Turn to Ordinations, Page 2 Turn to Dicastery, Page 2 LEXINGTON. Twenty-eight men received Holy Orders in the dio- cese this spring. Bishop John Stowe, O.F.M. Conv., ordained three men to the priesthood May 21, and 25 men to the diaconate June 4. Both rites were celebrated in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Lexington. The newly ordained priests are Fathers Robert C. Adams, Terrence de Silva, and John D. Lijana. The newly ordained deacons are: Deacons Ramon Alfaro Es- quivel, Ronald D. Allen, Mark Gregory Averett, Brandon Bigam. Robert Bruce Browning, Chris- topher Cooper Cecil, Dennis E. Chatham, Jr., Wallace Lee Fergu- son, II, Steven H. Frueh, Philip Lawrence Hanrahan, Stephen Michael Hester, John Edward

Twenty-eight men receive Holy Orders

Our three new priests were ordained Saturday, May 21, and our twenty-five new deacons were ordained Saturday, June 4. A photo essay of the priestly ordination can be found on Page 4 of this issue. The photo essay of the diaconal ordination will be in the next issue of Cross Roads July 17. CR photos: Cindy Olson

Hinkel, Jr., Dallas Leon Kelley, Jr., James E. Lafser, Philip Wayne Latiff, Nicholas John Nickl, Mark Ouma, William Spencer Parrot, Jr., Kenneth Wayne Rayfield, John Thomas Roche, Jr., Gary Robert Rudemiller, Joseph Fran- cis Spaulding, Timothy Edward Stout, Lawrence E. Todd, and Al- fred Hannibel Wiemann, III. Deacon Bigam will continue his studies for the priesthood in the fall. Deacon Frueh began forma- tion in the Lexington diocese, but relocated to the Diocese of Salina, KS, where he completed forma- tion. He will be incardinated there. In his homily May 21, Bishop Stowe told the ordinands that the heart of discipleship lies in the response to Jesus' thrice-repeated question to Peter, "Do you love me?" and Jesus' instructions. If

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VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN NEWS). Pope Francis has approved the institution of a new Vatican department dedicated to the family, the laity, and life. According to a set of statutes released June 4, the new department will promote the pastoral care of the family, maintain the dignity and basic good of the Sacrament of marriage, favor the rights and responsi- bilities of the Church in civil society." This will be so "that the family institution may always fulfill its proper functions both within the Church and society." The Vatican department-which is also known as a dicastery-will also will pay

Pope approves new Vatican department for the Laity, Family, and Life

Pope Francis walking out of the Paul VI Hall during the Synod on the Family, Oct. 9, 2015. Photo: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

special attention to the particular mission of the lay faithful to permeate and perfect the order of temporal reality," the statute continues. The new dicastery on the family, laity, and life will take effect Sept. 1, 2016, at which point both the Pontifical Council for the La- ity, and the Pontifical Council for the Fami- ly will be dissolved. The Pontifical Academy for Life will be connected to the new entity according to its competence. Last October, at the end of the Synod on the Family, the Holy Father announced his intent to cre- ate the new dicastery, and his creation of a special commission tasked with delineating canonically its competencies. Francis approved the statutes for the newest dicastery ad experimentum" on the proposal of the Council of Cardinals in charge of the study of the reform of the Ro- man Curia, according to a June 4 statement from the Holy See press office. The new Vatican body will be tasked with projects relating to the apostolate of the la- ity, the institution of marriage, and the family within the life of the church. It will deal with matters regarding the promotion of life, the apostolate of the la- ity, the pastoral care and of the family, and its mission, according to God's design, to support human life," according to statutes

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