The Extraordinary Synod on the Family began yesterday. Here’s a great video by Holy See Press that explains in a nutshell what a synod is and why this one is important. I hope you’ll share this with both your Catholic and non-Catholic friends so all the misconceptions and speculations can stop. The goal is not to change Church teachings (Church teaching cannot be changed), but rather to find out where the worldwide Church is at and discover how to help all Catholics fully live the correct Church teachings on marriage and family. Enjoy!
Violence, and then fire - an intriguing parallel between Pentecost and the George Floyd riots. But, unlike the violence and fire of an out-of-control plea for justice, the violence and fire of Pentecost were life-giving and transformative. They brought forth courageous men who went forth to spread the Good News to the ends of the earth. Many of them suffered martyrdom after having given witness to Christ. They were men and women of conviction who stood strong against hostility.