KC Bp. Finn: keynote speaker at 2008 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

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Bishop Finn: Keynote Speaker for the 2008 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

A friend informed me today that Kansas City’s own Bishop Robert W. Finn will be the keynote speaker at the 2008 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.

The breakfast will be on April 18 at the Hilton Washington in the District of Columbia. EWTN coverage will begin at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern). The guest speaker has not yet been named. As you may recall, President Bush addressed the gathering last year. Other speakers include Michael Novak and Marcus Grodi, two well-known Catholic personalities. Since the breakfast coincides with the address to the United Nations by Pope Benedict XVI, those attending will be able to see the Pope’s speech, during a respite in the breakfast’s scheduled speakers.

What an honor for Bishop Finn (and for his diocese) for him to have been chosen for this occasion.

Let us remember him in our prayers all the more in anticipation for this important event.

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  1. RichR says:

    That’s an interesting combination: Bishop Finn and Michael Novak, former Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter during the Second Vatican Council. I’m sure it will draw a crowd.

  2. magdalen says:

    An excellent choice of a true shepherd.

  3. Czech American says:

    I live in Kansas City, MO, and bishop Finn has been a huge blessing for this diocese! Unlike our counterparts on the Kansas side of the state line, the TLM community members here aren’t third-class citizens at their host parish, and will soon have a property all to themselves!

  4. Indeed! Good Bishop Finn has been a real blessing to the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, it’s nice to see that his difficult work is being well received outside of the diocese.

    I was a member of the scandalously liberal Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in the months before Bp. Finn rose to the post and remember the clamor that he was going to “ruin the diocese!” In fact, these have been a couple of terrific years for his diocese. He and his flock should be so proud!

  5. As a prominent Monsignor of the Kansas City diocese said to me about Bishop Finn…”he’s the real thing!”. Unfortunately for us in the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese, there is no doubt that he is on the fast track to bigger and greater service to the Church. So, we should treasure the time that we have with him!

  6. Great news for this solid bishop. Unfortunately he’s in KC and not on the west coast.

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