Weekly Updates – October 16, 2016

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PAUL ON THE MEANING OF “GOSPEL
“Something I’ve found over the years is that people use the word “Gospel” to mean all sorts of different things. People say, “I’m committed to the Gospel.” “I want preach the Gospel.” “I want to live according to the Gospel.” But what precisely do people mean when they say these things? The word literally means “good news.” But what good news? We have a wonderful text for our first reading today from Paul’s second letter to his disciple and friend Timothy. One of the many things that makes it wonderful is that it contains a very pithy summation of what St. Paul meant by the word “Gospel.” When we unpack this summation, we hold the key to transforming the world.”

DEAR YOUNG ADULTS: 6 REASONS WHY YOU NEED THE CHURCH
Why do some young adults wander away from the Church and some do not?

Catholics and Anglicans together under one roof – Vatican Connections
Ecumenism, Dialogue, Synods, Papal voyage. All of these and more are covered in this week’s Vatican Connections featuring a special interview with Salt and Light TV producer, Sebastian Gomes, on the continuing conversation surrounding the post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia.

Subject Matters Ep.8 – “The Rising Laity”
In this episode of Subject Matters, renowned church historian and contributing editor for Commonweal Massimo Faggioli discusses his new book “The Rising Laity: Ecclesial Movements Since Vatican II”

Witness – Audrey Assad
GIVEN Forum

Lectio Divina with Cardinal Thomas Collins – S10E01: The Temptation in the Garden
The Lectio Divina discourses given by Cardinal Thomas Collins are meant to work as a series of reflections.

Gratitude | Spiritual Leadership Workshops

Grow in Virtue | Spiritual Leadership Workshops

The Catholic Company Morning Offering
Starting the morning off with God is the key to strength and success in your day!

Why open a school? To close a prison | Nadia Lopez
Our kids are our future, and it’s crucial they believe it themselves. That’s why TED Fellow Nadia Lopez opened an academic oasis in Brownsville, Brooklyn, one of the most underserved and violent neighborhoods in all of New York City — because she believes in every child’s brilliance and capabilities. In this short, energizing talk, the founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy (and a star of Humans of New York) shares how she helps her scholars envision a brighter future for themselves and their families.

What’s the Solution to Climate Change?
Even if we disagree on the actual causes for climate change, we can agree that it’s taking place. But, do we agree of what we can do to help? What does the Church say? Is there a solution to climate change?
To offer a suggestion, on this new episode of the Weekly Edition of Perspectives, joining Deacon Pedro Guevara-Mann is Luke Stocking, of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace. His suggestion is probably not one you expect.

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri – Witness (Oct 2016)
Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri was born in Barga, Italy and ordained a priest in 1963. He studied at the Vatican’s school for training diplomats, the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, and entered the Vatican diplomatic corps in 1973. Ordained archbishop in 1992, he served as nuncio for nearly 40 years in Brazil, Nepal and India, Paraguay and Haiti. He also served in Guatemala, Japan, France and Zimbabwe. In 2012 Pope Benedict appointed him secretary of the Congregation for Bishops. An accomplished pianist, he studied at an Italian conservatory near Florence as a young man and at Rome’s Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music. When then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was elected pontiff March 13, 2013 by his fellow cardinals in the Sistine Chapel, then-Archbishop Baldisseri was serving as secretary of the conclave. In his role as secretary, the former papal diplomat was among the first people to greet and pledge allegiance to the new pope before the pontiff presented himself to the world waiting outside. Baldisseri told journalists: “When I came before him, I knelt. And it was at that moment that the pope placed a hand upon my head and then eased onto it the red cardinal’s zucchetto that had belonged to the new pope.” He said the newly elected pope told him, “You are a half-cardinal!”
Cardinal Baldisseri has been a part of some of Pope Francis’ key preparatory meetings and discussions on the reform of the Roman Curia. Pope Francis appointed him to head the Synod Secretariat in September 2013 and in that capacity, Baldisseri has helped to reshape and reorient the Synod of Bishops. Baldisseri presided over the historic Synods on the Family in 2014 and 2015 which brought forth the Apostolic Exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia.” This exclusive interview took place in the offices of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican on September 1, 2016.

Bishop Barron on TV’s “Vikings” (Spoilers)
if you’re a bit tired of the dreary secularism that dominates so much of contemporary entertainment and politics, I might invite you to watch a program that makes religion—and Christianity in particular—the central theme.

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