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Saturday April 13th @ St. Ambrose

April 7th, 2013, Promulgated by Hopefull


Father Thomas Rosica, C.S.B.
Assistant Spokesperson for the Vatican
to speak at
Peace of Christ Parish’s St. Ambrose Church
25 Empire Boulevard at Culver Road
Saturday, April 13th at 2:00 P.M.


Father Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., native son of Peace of Christ Parish’s St.
Ambrose Church, will speak at St. Ambrose Church in Rochester on
Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. on his recent experience as Assistant
Spokesperson for the Vatican with particular responsibility for the English
and French language media during the transitional time from the retirement
of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI through the Inaugural Mass of Pope Francis.

During this time, he stayed at the Jesuit Generalate just down the block from
the Vatican—a fortunate coincidence since it was a Jesuit who was elected
to be pope. In the course of that month, he did some 160 interviews with the
major television networks, newspapers, and radio services of the world in
English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.

Fr. Rosica is currently the head of Canada’s Salt and Light Television
Network which serves Canada’s Catholic population much as EWTN serve’s
that in the United States. Though not on our American cable services it can
be watched on line at:

The above is from a DoR website link .


One Response to “Saturday April 13th @ St. Ambrose”

  1. Diane Harris says:

    I enjoyed this presentation today. No point in going through in any detail, but one of the highlights (which sounded like it had just happened) was Fr. Rosica’s announcement that Pope Francis had formed a kind of commission (8 people I think, including Cardinal Sean O’Malley) to look at Curial reform and will involve members from various continents. He said he believes Pope Francis will take this “commission” kind of approach; favors collegiality. Also the new head of religious orders will be looking at the women religious situation (which is still up in the air in the U.S.), During the Q&A one woman wanted more details, seemed to show some angst about the situation. I wondered if it were Sr. Joan who was asking but I was too far away to tell for sure. Anyway, the Reform of the Women Religious is so badly needed that I was delighted to hear it is at the relative top of issues the Pope is addressing. He also mentioned our own bishop being one of the openings on the list for action. No hint of “when.” (Amended for clarification).

    He recounted a number of interesting and even touching moments during the Conclave, some were funny, some tearful. Very supportive of Pope Francis being the real thing.

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