For a majority of teenagers, the most intimate experience they have with a bishop is during the conferring of the Sacrament of Confirmation. But there are at least two youth within the Archdiocese who can say to our new auxiliary bishop, “Hey, Uncle George!”
El Santo Padre Benedicto XVI, en un discurso pronunciado a más de 10,000 peregrinos que se reunieron en la plaza de San Pedro, dijo, “con María inicia la vida terrena de Jesús, y con ella comienzan también los primeros pasos de la Iglesia… Ella siguió con discreción todo el camino de su Hijo durante la vida pública hasta los pies de la cruz, y ahora acompaña, con una oración silenciosa, el camino de la Iglesia.”
Pope Benedict XVI, addressing more than 10,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on March 14, said, “it was with Mary that Jesus’ earthly life began, and it was with her that the Church took its first steps… she discreetly followed her Son’s journey during His public life, even unto the foot of the cross. Then, with silent prayer, she continued to follow the progress of the Church.”
From time to time I am asked whether I consider myself a Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative. To wit, I typically reply, “I am a Roman Catholic.” Usually this results in a baffled expression on the part of the one making the inquiry, until I explain a bit further. Another question that is sometimes asked by fellow Catholics, “Who should I vote for?”
When Frank Tate suffered a spell of gout a couple of years back, he knew he needed to see a doctor. Only trouble was he had neither a regular doctor nor health insurance. Fortunately, Tate, an Olympic boxing gold medalist and now a boxing and sports trainer, had a client who told him about a gem of a clinic for the uninsured.
What else can we do to keep all children safe?
That pertinent question is answered in VIRTUS “Keeping the Promise Alive,” a refresher program for “Protecting God’s Children” for adults, which is required training for all parish and school employees and related ministry volunteers who took “Protecting God’s Children” in the years 2003 to 2005.
During spring break, eight St. Thomas High School students and 12 Incarnate Word Academy students were joined by Marty Matulia, Philip Cuneo, Marcus Walden, ’04, and three chaperones from IWA for a mission trip to Joplin, Mo.
Whenever 2,100 youth gather, it’s sure to be an interesting scene. But when they gather for the Archdiocesan Youth Conference, everyone knows that it will be a weekend filled with prayer, worship, singing, laughter and celebration.
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