ISSUE 10003-02/06/2020

By: Staff
Originally Appeared in : Vol. 100 No. 03

What is DYC?

DYC is our Diocesan Youth Conference. It is a time for all high school youth around the diocese to come together with their youth ministers collectively, to praise, to learn and to grow in community. It is an opportunity to get to hear from a lot of different speakers, some on the national level, some from our own community. We come together with other people from every corner of the diocese to get to know them and get to know that we are all the church collectively.


What is the theme for this weekend conference?

By: Sarah Routh
Originally Appeared in : Vol. 100 No. 03

The entire celebration revolves around Santo Niño, meaning “Holy Child.” According to historians, the statue of infant Jesus was given to the Queen of Cebu when she converted to Catholicism in 1521, shortly after the Spaniards arrived. The Spanish left after their leader was killed in battle but returned 44 years later with an expedition that caused great destruction throughout the city. However, one of the sailors discovered the pine box containing Santo Niño which had been perfectly preserved all those years. This miracle triggered great devotion and affection for Santo Niño.

By: Padre Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : Vol. 100 No. 03

They came to see if they could get something out of the whole spectacle – if just to keep up with the latest gossip in town. “They scurried about the surrounding country and began to bring in the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. Whatever villages or towns or countryside he entered, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak.”

By: Padre Pablo Migone
Originally Appeared in : Vol. 100 No. 03

Venían a ver si podían sacar algo de todo el espectáculo, aunque sólo fuera para mantenerse al día con los últimos chismes de la ciudad. “Empezaron a traer a los enfermos en sus camillas al lugar donde él estaba, y en todos los lugares adónde iba, pueblos, ciudades o aldeas, ponían a los enfermos en las plazas y le rogaban que les dejara tocar al menos el fleco de su manto”.

By: Fr. Douglas K. Clark
Originally Appeared in : Vol. 100 No. 03

In the first four Beatitudes, the Lord Jesus sets out the qualities of those invited to the Kingdom of Heaven. These “congratulations” are completely contrary to what Christ’s hearers would have expected to hear.

By: MONSIGNOR FRED J. NIJEM
Originally Appeared in : Vol. 100 No. 03

I have had brother priests tell me that retirement was great, while others have counseled me otherwise. I am experiencing some of the truth of each opinion. Here is what I have discovered so far. One size does not fit all. Everyone, lay and clergy, has their own reason for retiring. Some have reached a certain age where retirement is mandatory, some have just gotten tired of the 9-to-5 routine.

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