- Oct 25, 2020
A new Vatican instruction complements other resources to the local parish, as pastors and their pastoral and administrative teams attempt to wade through and navigate the ever-changing world of the coronavirus.
The Christian tradition shows us a loving Father, whose permissive will allows for suffering and pandemics while also giving us a promise of redemption. This saving promise gives us hope, and it is a hope in God himself, who alone can change the world.
For those who know the scrapes and scars of ministry, a diocesan anniversary is an occasion to give public thanks to God and to reinvigorate energies and efforts toward a deeper commitment.
Freedom shows us the proper order of things and summons us to do what is right. As human persons, we have to grow into our freedom and safeguard it, so that it does not become enslaved itself.
As we witness the Lord’s loving fidelity to the Father and his tenacity in the battle against evil, we hear the invitation in our hearts to follow him.
A father’s love, according to divine wisdom, is expressed in how he protects, cares for, feeds, provides for, and teaches his children.