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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.

 

By: Junno Arocho Esteves (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9817-8/17/18

Ciudad del vaticano--Igual que los israelitas antiguos, los cristianos de hoy también pueden caer en la tentación de crear sus propios ídolos cuando surgen las dificultades y las incertidumbres, dijo el papa Francisco.

 

"La naturaleza humana, para escapar de la precariedad ... busca una religión 'hazlo tú mismo'. Si Dios no aparece, nos hacemos un Dios a medida", dijo el papa durante su audiencia semanal general del 8 de agosto.

 

By: Jennifer Ficcaglia (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9817-8/16/18

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: Kurt Jensen (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9817-8/16/18

Are Catholics more accepting of science than adherents of other religious groups?

 

Yes, an in-depth 2017 survey (1,927 respondents, including 1,010 Catholics) indicated.

 

However — and it’s a big “however” — it’s not an overwhelming difference. Catholics can be just as inconsistent as other adherents when it comes to seeing conflicts between faith and science.

 

By: Christine Bordelon (CNS)
Originally Appeared in : 9816-8/2/18

NEW ORLEANS (CNS)--While the ministry of the deacon has changed in the Catholic Church’s history, Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, said deacons today are a sign of what Christians are called to be in their service of God and neighbor.

 

Speaking at the 2018 National Diaconate Congress in New Orleans July 22-26, Cardinal Tobin said the diaconate is absolutely crucial to the Church’s life. Deacons have a threefold ministry of “word, sacrament and charity ... permeated by a commitment to charity and justice.”

 

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