At an October 2019 gathering, American Indian tribal leaders met with Church leaders to realize strategies to address poverty that plagues many of the roughly 6.9 million American Indian and Alaska Natives, a recent estimate by the U.S. Census that included those of more than one race.
In his 2007 Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis, Pope Benedict XVI reminds us that “the Christian faithful need a fuller understanding of the relationship between the Eucharist and their daily lives. Eucharistic spirituality is not just participation in Mass and devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. It embraces the whole of life.”
As the Church celebrates the life of Martin Luther King Jr., we have a mandate to follow through with the legacy that this great man has left us. It is fitting for this day, and on the holiday on Jan. 20, to remember the famous speech “I Have a Dream,” however, we are called as a Church to make this “Dream” a reality and use these famous words as a call to action.
The loss of a child is the unthinkable, the unimaginable. No one knows how to cope with it until it happens to you, writes Cynthia Colbert, president and CEO of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
“Christ is alive! He is our hope and, in a wonderful way, He brings youth to our world, and everything He touches becomes young, new, full of life. The very first words, then, that I would like to say to every young Christian are these: Christ is alive, and He wants you to be alive!”
“Vive Cristo, esperanza nuestra, y Él es la más hermosa juventud de este mundo. Todo lo que Él toca se vuelve joven, se hace nuevo, se llena de vida. Entonces, las primeras palabras que quiero dirigir a cada uno de los jóvenes cristianos son: ¡Él vive y te quiere vivo!”
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