- Sep 24, 2020
Father Santiago Arriola is convinced that “our entire life, in all its expressions and dimensions, calls for evangelization and can be evangelized,” and so has created a ‘surfing ministry’ in Argentina.
Thousands of Catholic leaders from all walks of life will ring in the new year at the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) SLS Leadership Conference, which will offer five days of fellowship and evangelical instruction in the heart of Chicago.
The Taize Brothers Community in Kenya have organized a five day retreat for young people from all over the continent to help them better understand and deepen their faith.
When Catholic comedian Judy McDonald was diagnosed with breast cancer, she said, “My faith in Jesus tells me that these trials and tribulations on earth don’t matter. There are ups and downs, but the constant is my Catholic faith. It’s always steadfast.”
Anne Donahue is one of an estimated 40 Stephen ministers at Sacred Heart, which is one of 130 congregations in the state that have adopted the Christian support program. For the last three years, Donahue and others have been paired up with people who long for another person to talk to. Many of these care receivers have lost a spouse or a child, have endured a divorce or are suffering from a debilitating illness. Stephen ministers meet, typically weekly, with the care receivers and listen to their concerns.
Pope Francis pointed to the many youth who offer solidarity and commit at both a social and religious level, saying “there are marvelous youth and they are not few,” but also cautioned that young people are particularly susceptible to “the logic of worldliness.”