Only one month since the conclusion of the 2018 Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment, dioceses around the world are putting into action the promises and ideas of the event. In this spirit, the Catholic Church in Australia offers some special reflections on the connection between the youth, the Church, and the Lord.
Here are the stories that we bring you on today's episode of Perspectives Daily:
- The Canadian dioceses of Moosonee and Hearst are officially united.
- We bring you the latest World Youth Day Minute.
- One month after the Synod concludes, the Catholic world keeps focus on youth.
Photo credit: ACBC Office for Youth
In addition to those, here are some of the latest Catholic news stories from around the world making headlines today:
- Pope at Mass: Advent a time to make peace in the soul, family, neighbourhood. At his morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke about how Christians can prepare for Christmas by building peace in one's soul, in the family, and in the world through humility.
- English bishop dedicates 'Year of Holiness' in 2019. In a pastoral letter marking the first Sunday of Advent, Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury dedicated 2019 as the diocesan Year of Holiness, calling attention to the Second Vatican Council's emphasis on the universal call to holiness.
- Syracuse bishop hopes releasing list on abuse will bring 'peace, healing'. Syracuse Bishop Robert Cunningham said he hoped the release of a list of clergy credibly accused of abusing minors would bring "some peace and healing" to those directly affected and to the faith community at large.
- Migration: Mgr. Hollerich (COMECE), support from the Catholic Church to the Global Compact. Following Pope Francis, the Catholic Church in Europe reaffirms its shared responsibility to welcome, to protect, to promote, and to integrate migrants and refugees in society, said COMECE president.
- The Mission’s Extraordinary Month: Theme, Logo, Website, Guide. The theme, the logo, the Website, and the guide of the Mission’s Extraordinary Month, announced for October 2019, were presented during a press conference in the Vatican.
- Church hopes for chance at COP24 climate conference in Poland. An international conference aimed at implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change is a sign the international community is going to have a "response that is more urgent," says one bishop.
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