Lex Cordis Caritas - The law of the heart is Love

by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki
In the previous issue of Catholic Times, we discussed the first declaration of our diocesan synod, in which we proclaimed a new mission statement. Today we will look at the second declaration of our fourth diocesan synod, which states, “In the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, ‘all pastoral initiatives must be set in relation to holiness’ and will invite people to a life of discipleship and stewardship.” That seems quite simple and even obvious, but it is deeply profound.