Bishop Barron on Black Elk and the Need for Catechists

Added 11 December 2017 by Bishop Robert Barron

At the November meeting of the United States bishops, I heard an impassioned case for the canonization of Nicholas Black Elk, a Lakota Indian medicine man who converted to Catholicism and eagerly took up the task of catechesis within his community. My prayer is that, if the cause of Black Elk moves forward, we might one day invoke him as a real icon for catechists in the Catholic Church.

Bishop Barron on Black Elk and the Need for Catechists


Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron

Los Angeles

Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of LA.

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