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Whole-life perspective: How one young activist thinks about social justice

Young Catholics today find ourselves in a similar type of political cafeteria of options ranging from unsavory to utterly unfit-for-consumption. The preparatory document for the 2018 synod on youth discusses the despair that arises from this situation, naming young people’s “resignation or fatigue in their will to desire” in the face of causes they wish to champion. In my experience, this fatigue is traced to the fear that embracing one movement means … Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Oct. 15, 2017: Take this call

     This week’s readings move along smoothly, up to a point. Isaiah looks forward to God giving a wonderful feast for everyone. The psalmist sings of God as his good shepherd. St. Paul rejoices in being able to do everything in God who strengthens him. You couldn’t find a more comforting set of Bible texts. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Oct. 8, 2017: Fruit that lasts

The Bible is filled with images to describe God’s relationship to us. The first reading offers one such poetic passage when the prophet Isaiah uses the image of a grape harvest. Continue reading

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In light of faith: Pope Francis highlights gifts of young people in Colombia

(A series of columns focused on and written by millennials and young adults) By Christopher White Catholic News Service During his recent visit to Colombia, Pope Francis put young people front and center in many of his speeches. Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Oct. 1, 2017: Don’t miss this

This Sunday’s readings may not contain any big surprises, but there’s an important point we might overlook. The prophet Ezekiel tells us that God will give life to those who turn away from the wrong they have done. What divine promise could be more familiar?
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Comentario: Los jóvenes pueden ‘compartir el camino’

Por Maria-Pia Negro Chin Catholic News Service De los 65,6 millones de personas desplazadas en el mundo, 10,3 millones fueron nuevos desplazados por los conflictos o a la persecución en 2016, según la agencia de ONU para los refugiados (o … Continue reading

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Commentary: Teens can ‘share the journey’

By Maria-Pia Negro Chin Catholic News Service Of the 65.6 million displaced people in the world, 10.3 million became displaced in 2016, reported the United Nations refugee agency. This equates to one person becoming displaced every three seconds. Many of … Continue reading

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