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‘Help from heaven’: Cozzens to lean on God, the Gospel, and experience in Crookston

What is a bishop supposed to say to Catholics in a diocese scarred by scandal and left with reason to doubt their episcopal leaders? Bishop Andrew Cozzens offered an answer Monday, during his first press conference since being named to lead the embattled Diocese of Crookston, Minnesota.

“We do live in challenging times,” Cozzens told the local faithful during his first press conference Oct. 18. “But if you look at history, one of the things you realize is that God works most powerfully in the times that are most challenging.”

“The main thing I would say is: Jesus Christ is Lord. And he is Lord of our time and he is Lord of every time. Really, he always answers prayer. And, really, he always desires to work through us.”

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