Bishop Loverde: A Light for Others — An Apostle’s Calling

This week we join our diocesan family in celebrating Bishop Loverde’s upcoming 50th anniversary of priestly ordination, drawing particular attention to his role as an evangelist through tradition and new media.  As Bishop Loverde has written,  “Evangelization simply means sharing the Good News about a Person, Jesus Christ. It is you and I taking a step toward Jesus…and then toward others to introduce Him. In all times, all around the world, the Church has existed to evangelize, to proclaim Jesus Christ” (Go Forth with Hearts on Fire, 9-10).

By: Office of Communications

Bishop Paul Loverde has said of his life as a priest,

“And knowing everything I know. I’d be a priest all over again in a heartbeat. It’s a tremendously fulfilling vocation, and I thank God for calling me.”

The video below tells the story of Bishop Loverde’s call to the priesthood and his life and ministry spent introducing countless people to the Lord Jesus Christ.  Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore are among those who offer their thoughts on Bishop Loverde’s priesthood and episcopacy.  We join them in sharing our gratitude for our shepherd!


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