In the first several months of his episcopacy, Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, has been a frequent visitor to Christ the King Seminary, where he serves as chairperson of the Board of Trustees, meeting with faculty, seminarians and staff, as well as celebrating numerous liturgies.
"One of my main priorities as bishop is to strengthen the response of our Catholic people to the universal call to holiness and to engage ever more effectively the mission of the new evangelization,” Bishop Malone wrote in the annual report. “The theme of this year’s report focuses on the new evangelization, what Blessed John Paul II described as a ‘call to the people of today, especially the young, to follow the paths of the Gospel in the direction of a better world.’”
The report has a number of features, including an explanation of the New Evangelization, profiles of four newly-ordained priests and a look at how the seminary is extending its reach beyond the East Aurora campus. The seminary’s financial position is also reported.
Father Peter J. Drilling, president and rector of the seminary, echoed Bishop Malone’s sentiments, writing, “We want to preserve the true faith; that doesn’t change. But we need to preach that faith in ways that invite a response on the part of people today.”
Download the Annual Report of Christ the King Seminary