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By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9820-9/27/18

Jesus was traveling around Galilee with his apostles. At one point, he asked Peter, James and John to come with him up a high mountain. 

 

Once they were on the mountain, Jesus was suddenly changed. His clothes became a dazzling white, and Elijah and Moses appeared to speak with him. A cloud came and cast a shadow over everyone, and a voice could be heard saying, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” 

 

Just as suddenly, the cloud, Elijah and Moses were gone. Jesus told them to say nothing of what they saw until the Son of Man rose from the dead.

 

By: Moira McQueen (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9820-9/27/18

The concept of “synodality,” originally applied to bishops meeting together to discuss church teaching, has become increasingly important and extended since the Second Vatican Council.

 

St. John Paul II emphasized that “a synodal assembly cannot be reduced to a consultation on practical matters. Its true raison d’etre is the fact that the church can move forward only by strengthening communion among her members, beginning with her pastors.”

 

By: By Carol Glatz (CNS)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Without respectfully collaborating with teachers and schools, parents will risk being on their own when it comes to educating their children and be at a greater disadvantage for facing the challenges emerging from today's culture, mass media and technology, Pope Francis said.

 

Speaking to hundreds of parents, the pope told them that "teachers are like you -- dedicated each day in the educational service of your children."

 

By: Catholic News Service
Originally Appeared in : 9818-8/30/18

WASHINGTON (CNS)--The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he was “eager for an audience” with Pope Francis to gain his support for the bishops’ plan to respond to the clergy sexual abuse crisis.

 

In an Aug. 27 statement, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston also said that the questions raised by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, former nuncio to the United States, in a letter published by two Catholic media outlets “deserve answers that are conclusive and based on evidence.”

 

By: Cindy Wooden (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9818-8/30/18

DUBLIN (CNS)--In a stadium of Catholic families from around the world, Pope Francis told the laypeople they are the vast majority of church members and that, without them, the church would be cold, a collection of statues.

 

“God wants every family to be a beacon of joy of his love to our world,” the pope said Aug. 25, celebrating the Festival of Families in Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9818-8/30/18

CHILDREN’S STORY:

One day, Jesus told the apostles a parable to show the importance of watching for the coming of the Son of Man.

 

He told the story of a man who was going on a journey. Before he left, he put his three servants in charge of his possessions.

 

The man gave each servant money according to his ability. The first received five talents, the second received two talents and the third received one talent.
After the man left, the first servant immediately traded his talents and made five more.

 

By: Kristin Colberg (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9818-8/30/18

The topic of “synodality” has generated rich conversation in recent years, especially since the election of Pope Francis. This term can seem foreign or technical, but in reality it refers to a practice that is both ancient and fundamental to the church’s life.

 

The word “synod” comes from the Greek, “synodos,” which can be rendered as “traveling on a journey together” (“syn” means same, “hodos” means road or way).

 

By: Junno Arocho Esteves (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9817-8/16/18

Vatican City (CNS)--Being a Christian isn’t just about not doing evil, but it is a daily exercise in loving others through good works and deeds, Pope Francis said.
Many times, Christians can be tempted to “think they are saints” and justify themselves by saying, “I don’t harm anyone,” the pope told thousands of Italian young adults August 12.

 

By: Cindy Wooden (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9817-8/16/18

Vatican City (CNS)--A Jesuit priest who has been on the frontline of advocating for survivors of clerical sexual abuse and developing detailed programs to prevent abuse said the crisis unfolding, again, in the United States is a summons to a new way of envisioning the Church and taking responsibility for it.

 

By: Junno Arocho Esteves (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9817-8/16/18

Vatican City--Like the ancient Israelites, Christians today also can fall into the temptation of creating their own idols when difficulties and uncertainties arise, Pope Francis said.

 

"To escape precariousness human nature looks for a 'do-it-yourself' religion. If God does not show himself, we create a tailor-made god," the pope said August 8 during his weekly general audience.

 

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