- Dec 14, 2019
In Caravaggio’s painting of Matthew, the sinful tax collector being called by Jesus to “Follow me,” Pope Francis sees the same unexpected, grace-filled moment found in his own call to the priesthood.
For Deacon Elmer Herrera-Guzman, painting is an act of prayer.
With the global World Youth Day gathering in Panama just two months away, Pope Francis has sent a special message to young people, urging them to be open and to commit themselves in service to others.
Sexuality, death, corruption, drug-trafficking, porn, video-games, migration, war, friendship and disabilities are only some of the issues that bishops from all over the world are planning to discuss in a summit in Rome this October, which will focus on youth, their faith and vocation.
Nick Lopez has written one of a series of columns focused on and written by millennials and young adults.
French journalist Claire Lesegretain is calling on the Church to do more to minister to the large number of single people. “This is the Church’s blind spot. It’s there, very present, but nobody talks about it. We don’t see them,” she explained while touring Canada in October for a series of conferences.