The Marian icon Salus Popoli Romani will be a sign of Mary’s maternal presence beside the young people. The youth know that they have a Mother who looks after them, who loves them, who cares for them.
World Youth Day Lisbon 2023
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Though the internet has made it easier for us to connect with others, it is also used to exploit and abuse children. We must call for all abusers and enablers of online crimes against children to be held accountable and face justice.
Christians should be at the forefront of defending child rights and campaigning for stronger laws to protect children. Church leaders and laypeople must denounce the evil of child abuse by the clergy.
Abuse against children is prevalent among people closest to them. We, as true believers of Christ, must stand against this abuse and protect the children.
Jesus taught us to forgive and pray for our enemies and to reject all kinds of violence and killing. We must call for the abolition of the death penalty because it goes against His teaching.
Gratitude is the best attitude in the sunset years of life. The rest of our lives can become the best years of our lives if we spend our sunset years with reparation, intercession, and purification.
Though there have been many doubts weighing upon the organizers, including the logistics of the event and the health of the Pope, there is every reason to be optimistic that World Youth Day in Lisbon will be an unforgettable success.
Gaudete et Exsultate (GE) is the third Apostolic Exhortation issued by Pope Francis, following Evangelii Gaudium (2013) and Amoris Latetitia (2016). It is a call to the holiness of life, clearly echoing the universal call to holiness found in Vatican II.
Rising inequality prepares the ground for violence. Pope Francis is the first to admit that “inequality eventually engenders violence.”
The third words from the cross: ‘Woman, here is your son’. Then he said to the disciple, ‘Here is your mother,’ bespeaks the mutual relationship between the Son and the Mother and its consequences for us: all human beings become children of a Mother who stands to protect and embrace all in her arms and heart.
The contribution of the Old Testament to our concept of God is immense. In this sense we belong to the Jewish religious tradition. In the Bible, God is good because He created everything good and wants us to be good like He is.
The other symbol of World Youth Day (WYD), besides the Pilgrim Cross, is the symbol that Pope John Paul II gave to the youth in 2003: the Marian icon Salus Populi Romani. It has accompanied all the WYD ever since.
¡ Hola! Bienvenido! ¡Buenos días! Welcome! These were my greetings to the pilgrims who stopped by our church, the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Church of Our Lady of the Assumption). It is a 14th-century old Gothic church in the small village of Villatuerta, Navarra. It is located on the path of the Camino going to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain.
Bro. Otto and Bro. Stang were busy building in Spelinyane. One Sunday, they decided to visit the Game Reserve on foot.
“Hoping Together” is the motto chosen for the announced Apostolic Journey that Pope Francis will make to Mongolia from 1 to 4 September. The Holy See Press Office explained that the motto “underscores the importance of bilateral cooperation between the Holy See and Mongolia.”
Catholic priest and environmentalist, Edwin Gariguez (in photo), is urging Europe’s banks to stop financing oil companies, including a huge gas project in the Verde Island Passage in the Philippines.
World Youth Day Lisbon 2023
August 2023 Issue