Unfailing Patience and Sound Teaching: Reflections on Episcopal Ministry in Honor of Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B.

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Unfailing Patience and Sound Teaching: Reflections on Episcopal Ministry in Honor of Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B.

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Unfailing Patience and Sound Teaching, in honor of Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B., commemorates his seventy-fifth birthday and twenty—fifth anniversary as Archbishop of Milwaukee. The title is inspired from the presentation of the Book of the Gospels during the Rite of Episcopal Ordination: “Receive the Gospel and preach the word of God with unfailing patience and sound teaching.” Contributors respond to the question.- What does episcopal ministry that embraces the tenets ofthe Second Vatican Council look like at the beginning of the twenty-first century? Essays fall under three headings: episcopal office, the bishop and dialogue, and episcopacy and contemporary culture.

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Contents

Foreword vii
Richard J. Sklba

Preface xi
David A. Stosur

Contributors xv

Abbreviations xix

Part One
EPISCOPAL OFFICE:
SANCTIFYING, TEACHING, GOVERNING

1 The “Unities” of the Episcopal Office 3
David M. Coffey

2 A Liturgical Theology of the Episcopacy 31
Susan K. Wood, S.C.L.

3 The Bishop as Preacher 45
Walter J. Burghardt, S.J.

4 The Bishop’s Teaching Office 67
Francis A. Sullivan, S.J.

5 Reflections on What an Abbot of a Monastic Community Brings to the Role of Bishop in the Church 87
Most Reverend Daniel W. Kucera, O.S.B.

Part Two
THE BISHOP AS SUBJECT AND AGENT OF DIALOGUE

6 Episkopé and Episcopacy in Modern Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue: An Orthodox Perspective 93
John H. Erickson

7 The Roman Catholic Bishop in Ecumenical Perspective 111
Michael Root

8 The Role of the Local Bishop in Catholic-Jewish Relations 133
Michael A. Signer

9 Common Ground: A Ministry of Unity 151
Most Reverend Oscar H. Lipscomb

Part Three
EPISCOPACY AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

10 Developing a New Way of Teaching with Authority 165
Bradford E. Hinze

11 Partners in the Mystery of Redemption 197
Dianne Bergant, C.S.A.

12 The Challenge of Peace and Economic Justice for All: Reflections Twenty Years Later 213
Kenneth R. Himes, O.F.M.

13 The Bishop and the Proclamation of Biblical Justice 237
John R. Donahue, S.J.

l4 Aesthetics and Episcopal Leadership: Teaching, Sanctifying, and Governing Analogically 265
Edward Foley, Capuchin

Epilogue: “And a Little Child Shall Lead Them” 287
David A. Stosur

Contents

Foreword vii
Richard J. Sklba

Preface xi
David A. Stosur

Contributors xv

Abbreviations xix

Part One
EPISCOPAL OFFICE:
SANCTIFYING, TEACHING, GOVERNING

1 The “Unities” of the Episcopal Office 3
David M. Coffey

2 A Liturgical Theology of the Episcopacy 31
Susan K. Wood, S.C.L.

3 The Bishop as Preacher 45
Walter J. Burghardt, S.J.

4 The Bishop’s Teaching Office 67
Francis A. Sullivan, S.J.

5 Reflections on What an Abbot of a Monastic Community Brings to the Role of Bishop in the Church 87
Most Reverend Daniel W. Kucera, O.S.B.

Part Two
THE BISHOP AS SUBJECT AND AGENT OF DIALOGUE

6 Episkopé and Episcopacy in Modern Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue: An Orthodox Perspective 93
John H. Erickson

7 The Roman Catholic Bishop in Ecumenical Perspective 111
Michael Root

8 The Role of the Local Bishop in Catholic-Jewish Relations 133
Michael A. Signer

9 Common Ground: A Ministry of Unity 151
Most Reverend Oscar H. Lipscomb

Part Three
EPISCOPACY AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

10 Developing a New Way of Teaching with Authority 165
Bradford E. Hinze

11 Partners in the Mystery of Redemption 197
Dianne Bergant, C.S.A.

12 The Challenge of Peace and Economic Justice for All: Reflections Twenty Years Later 213
Kenneth R. Himes, O.F.M.

13 The Bishop and the Proclamation of Biblical Justice 237
John R. Donahue, S.J.

l4 Aesthetics and Episcopal Leadership: Teaching, Sanctifying, and Governing Analogically 265
Edward Foley, Capuchin

Epilogue: “And a Little Child Shall Lead Them” 287
David A. Stosur

Colleges & School

College Of Arts And Sciences

ISBN

978-0814627983

Publication Date

2003

Publisher

Liturgical Press

City

Collegeville, MN

Keywords

bishop, episcopacy, ministry, episcopal office, Rembert Weakland

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Catholic Church -- Bishops, Episcopacy

Disciplines

Religion