To involve young people in preparations for the Synod of Bishops on Youth in 2018, the Vatican has released an online questionnaire to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of 16 to 29 year olds around the world.
To go to the website created to get more information, click here
To go directly to the questionnaire, click here
"But then it becomes like fire burning in my heart, imprisoned in my bones."
(pertaining to today’s first reading: Jeremiah 20:7-9)
Happy Labor Day weekend!Anyone who has a job, however unsatisfying it may be, knows that working is generally more preferable than the alternative. I quit jobs I didn’t think I could stand a moment longer – only to spend the following days suffering the uncertain anguish of what happens next. Having a purpose to our days, paid or unpaid, is vital to our sense of well being, even if we’re financially secure enough not to require the income. It has to make a difference that we got out of bed in the morning. We have to give something of ourselves away daily or the pool of self becomes stagnant and rank.
Perhaps athe definition of a human being fully alive must include the word “sacrifice.” Prophets, parents, and other heroes know what that means. Many in the teaching and healing professions, in social work and other service positions are well acquainted with the concept. We don’t just do our job to get paid; we do it to make our contibution. Dishes washed, prayers prayed, loving attention granted – it all counts. (Alice Camille)
Who has made a “living sacrifice” for you out of their own flesh and blood?
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09/20/17 6:27 am
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis at his weekly General Audience on Wednesday expressed his closeness to the people of Mexico after the country was hit Tuesday by a powerful earthquake.
"Here among you (in St Peter’s Square), the Pope said, there are many Mexicans; the earthquake has caused casualties and material damage and in this moment of pain I express my closeness to the whole Mexican population ".Read More
09/20/17 6:02 am
(Vatican Radio) “Wherever the Lord has planted you, stand firm in hope; never lose heart”. Those were Pope Francis’ words at his General Audience on Wednesday as he continued his reflections on Christian hope. This week the Holy Father focused his attention on teaching the virtue of hope, offering his guidance and encouragement especially to young people.
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09/19/17 7:04 am
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has set up a new Pontifical institute for the study of marriage and the family, replacing the organisation set up by his predecessor in 1981.
In a Motu Proprio, published on Tuesday, the Vatican announced that the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences is being established to carry forward the work of the two recent Synods of Bishops and the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia.Read More