Posts Tagged ‘Synod of Bishops’

Five Years After the Synod on the New Evangelization

Monday, October 9th, 2017

The 2012 Synod on the New Evangelization led by Pope Benedict XVI emphasized the call for all of today’s Catholics to continue the work of the first disciples in bringing the Gospel to the world by sharing our faith with others with renewed conviction, determination and enthusiasm. That mission could be seen in two historic […] [Read more]

A Listening Church and Helping Young People in Vocational Discernment

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

The Church of Washington rejoices today with the ordination of four men as transitional deacons.  While they will now enter into their final year of seminary formation, their pathway to ordination did not begin with their entrance into the seminary.  Their spiritual journey began with their first personal contact with Christ through the sacraments of […] [Read more]

Helping Young People in the Life of Faith

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

As we move through the Easter Season, our Mass readings tell the wonderful story of the growth of the Church through the preaching of the first Apostles. That Gospel mission continues today and all the baptized, including young people, are called to be missionary disciples. Now Pope Francis has called a Synod of Bishops to […] [Read more]

Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Like the Child Jesus, who is “forever the sign of God’s tenderness and presence in our world . . . today too, children are a sign. They are a sign of hope, a sign of life,” said Pope Francis during his visit earlier this year to Bethlehem. “Wherever children are accepted, loved, cared for and […] [Read more]