Pope says synod aims to identify how to support the faith of youth

Pope says synod aims to identify how to support the faith of youth

Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service - Church Issues

The goal of the synod, Pope Francis said, is not to prepare a document — synod documents, he said, generally are "only read by a few and criticized by many " — but to identify "concrete pastoral proposals" that would help all church members reach out to, walk with and support the faith of young people.

Pope Francis canonises Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI

Pope Francis canonises Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI

Christopher Lamb in Rome - The Tablet - Church News

One was a bishop who gave his life in defence of the suffering people of El Salvador. The other was a career Vatican diplomat who rose to the Chair of St Peter and carved out a blueprint for the modern papacy.  On Sunday 14 October, in a ceremony in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis canonised Archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI cementing these new saints as pillars of contemporary Catholicism. 

Paul VI - The suffering Pope

Paul VI - The suffering Pope

Margaret Hebblethwaite - The Tablet - Church News

Canonisation - Popoe Paul VI: Although I am not particularly happy with the canonisation of popes until they have been dead at least 50 years, I am sure that St Pope Paul VI – as he will be proclaimed tomorrow – was a holy man. I met him, and felt it.

From inquisitor to saint: Oscar Romero

From inquisitor to saint: Oscar Romero

Michael E. Lee - The Tablet - Church Issues

Canonisation - Oscar Romero: It was a horrific re-enactment of the death of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket in 1170. On 24 March 1980, Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador was murdered by an assassin’s bullet as he celebrated the Eucharist. For the previous three years, he had denounced injustices in his country and defended human rights.

Commentary to the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B –

Commentary to the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B –

Fr. Fernando Armellini - Homilies

In Mark, the story bitterly ends: the rich young man chooses to stay with his goods. He dares not trust the proposal of Jesus, not bringing himself to take risks, afraid of losing everything, and sadly, he walks away. He was afflicted because he could not break away from the goods. He does not realize that the human heart is made for infinite love and as long as one is the slave of things he cannot but be disappointed and unhappy.

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