Vermont bishop to convene first synod for Burlington Diocese since 1962

Burlington Bishop Christopher Coyne has announced plans to convene the first diocesan synod since 

Vermont diocese to celebrate Year of Creation in 2017

Eco Catholic: Various events, initiatives and resources will be made available to parishes and Catholic schools to better educate and encourage the embracing "Laudato Si'."

Vermont's Mercy Farm offers visitors peace and quiet, lessons in earth care

Eco Catholic: At Mercy Farm in Benson, Mercy sisters are creating a place where people can experience a sense of contemplation and care for the earth.

'I am your brother,' Burlington's new bishop tells Vermont Catholics

The former auxiliary bishop of the Indianapolis archdiocese was installed as the 10th bishop of the Burlington diocese during a joyful celebration of the Mass on Thursday.

"To my new friends in Vermont I say, 'I am your brother, Christopher,' " Bishop Christopher Coyne said to one of many rounds of applause during the nearly two-hour celebration at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral in Burlington.

The name means "bearer of Christ," and that is what he wants to be for them. he said.