Weekly Updates – April 9, 2017

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“Ageless Wisdom” by Christopher Bellitto (Subject Matters: S2.E3)
Church historian Christopher Bellitto considers the old axiom “with age comes wisdom” from the perspective of the Bible and other ancient religious texts.

A day in Milan – Vatican Connections
This week on Vatican Connections, we take a look at the Holy Father’s pastoral trip to the city of Milan, where he met with families, priests and religious, prisoners, and young people. With Matteo Ciofi, we talk about what made this visit special.

The Pope Video 04-2017 – Youth – April 2017
April 2017 The Pope Video: Young people have in their hands the challenge of building a more just future, a future of solidarity. Let us support them. Let’s pray with the Pope that our youth will respond and work generously for the changes the world needs.
“I know that you, young people, don’t want to be duped by a false freedom, always at the beck and call of momentary fashions and fads. I know that you are aiming high. Is that true, or am I wrong?”
Don’t leave it to others to be the protagonists of change.
You are the ones who hold the future! I ask you to be builders of the world, to work for a better world. Do you accept the challenge?
Pray with me for young people, that they might know how to respond generously to the vocation God has given them, and immerse themselves in the great causes of the world.”

“Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty” by Kate Hennessy (Subject Matters: S2.E4)
The life and work of Dorothy Day—the iconic, celebrated, and controversial Catholic—told with illuminating detail by her granddaughter, Kate Hennessy.

Saint Augustine, Homily on Love.
“If you keep silent, keep silent by love:
if you speak, speak by love; if you correct, correct by love; if you pardon, pardon by love; let love be rooted in you, and from the root nothing but good can grow.
Love and do what you will.
Love enures in adversity, is moderate in prosperity; brave under harsh sufferings, cheerful in good works; utterly reliable in temptation, utterly open-handed in hospitality; as happy as can be among true brothers and sisters, as patient as you can get among the false one’s.
The soul of the scriptures, the force of prophecy, the saving power of the sacraments, the fruit of faith, the wealth of the poor, the life of the dying.
Love is all.
Saint Augustine of Hippo

I found this to be a very important topic for reflection and encourage you to watch it. – Deacon Alan
Perspectives Weekly – Can War Really Be Just?
“The Canadian soldier is another breed altogether.”
These were the words from Major Joseph Nonato as he offered us some anecdotes from on the ground in Afghanistan where he served in 2008.
Major Joseph told us about his moments of overwhelming gratitude on the ground. Once, while sitting in a plane with a dozen or so young men in transit, Major Joseph started listening in to these dirt-covered soldiers cradling their weapons. What is it that young men in their place say to one another in moments like this? To anyone listening in to their conversations, he said, they might mistake the army plane for a university philosophy class.
“The guys on the ground in Afghanistan are kids by years but they have a maturity about them. Because of what they’ve seen, they know what is important in life,” Major Joseph said. “You’d be surprised by the reading material in the barracks, these kids are the cream of the crop.”
But there are many people who take issue with war. So via Facebook we asked you, our viewers, if war could ever really be just and you had lots to say!
On this Friday’s edition of Perspectives we welcome Major Gillian Federico, a chaplain with the Canadian Armed Forces and Major Joseph Nonato, CD an Officer Commanding with the Royal Regiment of Canada.
Together with host Pedro Guevara Mann the two will talk about the demands of duty and the call to soldiering. A call which they say, is not for everyone.

 

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