Author: Fr. James Kroeger

Hearing the voice of the young

POPE Francis has frequently noted that the Church desires to hear the ideas of young people. In his 2017 letter to youth, one step in the Church’s preparation for the Synod on Youth held on Oct. 3 – 28, 2018, he wrote: “The Church wishes to listen to your voice, your sensitivities and your faith; even your doubts and your criticism. Make your voice heard, let it resonate in communities and let it be heard by your shepherds of souls.”

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Consecrated persons: God’s gift

AS he reflects on the beauty of consecrated life, Pope Francis asks that “the whole Christian people be increasingly aware of the gift which is present in our many consecrated men and women, heirs of the great saints who have written the history of Christianity.” 

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Religious and Laity Joined in Mission

In his straightforward language, Pope Francis challenges “all the members of the Church [to] come out of yourselves and go forth to the existential peripheries.  ‘Go into all the world’; these were the last words which Jesus spoke to his followers and which he continues to address to us (cf. Mk 16:15).”

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