An Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy
Click here to read Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann's message on the upcoming Year of Mercy.
News from the Synod on the Family
This Sunday, October 4, the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on “The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and the contemporary world” begins in Rome. Every major news organization will likely report on this major event, what was said and thought to have been said. There will, no doubt, be a plethora of analyses telling you what it all means and what they think matters. As a way to provide the most accurate reporting of what is actually said and done at this synod, we offer you links to three news sources that should offer not only accurate, but also complete news of this gathering of Bishops.
From The Holy Mass for the Opening of the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
Excerpt from the Homily Of His Holiness Pope Francis:
"This is God’s dream for his beloved creation: to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey, fruitful in their mutual gift of self. It is the same plan which Jesus presents in today’s Gospel: 'From the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female’. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh.' "
(Mk 10:6-8; cf. Gen 1:27; 2:24).
Archbishop Announces Ten-Year Vision
Archbishop Joseph F. Nauman has announced his pastoral vision for the archdiocese for the next 10 years. This document, promulgated on August 4, 2015, the Feast of St. John Vianney, with the theme “Complete Joy: Growing as Disciples of Jesus, Making Disciples for Jesus" is the culmination of the work that he and his Visioning Team have done over the past year. You can read this document and learn more by clicking here.
The Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for October 2015:
- Universal: That human trafficking, the modern form of slavery, may be eradicated.
- Evangelization: That with a missionary spirit the Christian communities of Asia may announce the Gospel to those who are still awaiting it.
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