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Meditation by Archbishop Thomas Wenski on the aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Meditation by Archbishop Thomas Wenski on the aftermath of Hurricane Irma

An interview with the seminary rector

An interview with the seminary rector

Principal leads clean-up at Key West school

Principal leads clean-up at Key West school

Holy Family Church serves hot meals after hurricane

Holy Family Church serves hot meals after hurricane

After Irma, helping seniors near Fort Lauderdale

After Irma, helping seniors near Fort Lauderdale

Church facilities spared major damage during Irma

Church facilities spared major damage during Irma

Hurricane’s impact in Florida Keys alarms Charities director

Hurricane’s impact in Florida Keys alarms Charities director

Miami to host statewide Respect Life Conference

Miami to host statewide Respect Life Conference

Cath·o·hól·ic

Not seeing ‘the larger picture’

September 14, 2017

110. The specialization which belongs to technology makes it difficult to see the larger picture. The fragmentation of knowledge proves helpful for concrete applications, and yet it often leads to a loss of appreciation for the whole, for the relationships between things, and for the broader horizon, which then becomes irrelevant. This very fact makes it hard to find adequate ways of solving the more complex problems of today’s world, particularly those regarding the environment and the poor; these problems cannot be dealt with from a single perspective or from a single set of interests. A science which would offer solutions to the great issues would necessarily have to take into account the data generated by other fields of knowledge, including philosophy and social ethics; but this is a difficult habit to acquire today. Nor are there genuine ethical horizons to which one can appeal. Life gradually becomes a surrender to situations conditioned by technology, itself viewed as the principal key to the meaning of existence. In the concrete situation confronting us, there are a number of symptoms which point to what is wrong, such as environmental degradation, anxiety, a loss of the purpose of life and of community living.

Once more we see that “realities are more important than ideas.” (Evangelii Gaudium)

Source : Laudato Si'

Rev. Juan J. Sosa

St. Joseph Church

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

From the first reading to the Gospel today, he key theme is forgiveness. The spirit of reconciliation grows out of compassionate and merciful hearts, and in lives that embody the Christian praxis that Jesus Christ taught us from the cross. His redemption engages Christians in a different way of looking at reality and at their neighbors, a way that frequently opposes the manner in which cultural traditions tend to resolve conflicts among nations and peoples. As Christians, we are called to deny the way of vengeance and embrace the way of forgiveness.

This message can serve as the theme for community groups discussions this week in the context of social responsibility issues, such as capital punishment, the dignity of life from conception to death, treatment for the elderly, and domestic abuse.

How can Church members help heal such evils in our world?

Rev. Juan J. Sosa
Pastor

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21

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