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Day two of the catechesis given by Archbishop Thomas Wenski to the youth in Worl

Day two of the catechesis given by Archbishop Thomas Wenski to the youth in Worl

Day one of Archbishop Wenski's catechesis at World Youth Day

Day one of Archbishop Wenski's catechesis at World Youth Day

A word of wisdom from Archbishop Wenski

A word of wisdom from Archbishop Wenski

JPII’s ‘scathingly brilliant’ idea

JPII’s ‘scathingly brilliant’ idea

A smile for the Eucharist

A smile for the Eucharist

A visit to Poland’s ‘spiritual lung’

A visit to Poland’s ‘spiritual lung’

At St. Anne's Church in Krakow, Poland

At St. Anne's Church in Krakow, Poland

Auschwitz-Birkenau: No words, only tears

Auschwitz-Birkenau: No words, only tears

Out of his shell

Out of his shell

'How shall they hear'?

'How shall they hear'?

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

At Mass at the altar of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Poland

At Mass at the altar of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Poland

Dancing, painting, worshiping

Dancing, painting, worshiping

No vacation from Sunday Mass

No vacation from Sunday Mass

Watch Miami's "World Youth Day Challenge" video

Watch Miami's "World Youth Day Challenge" video

Cath·o·hól·ic

Rev. Juan J. Sosa

Saint Joseph - Patron of Universal Church

Eighteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time : July 31, 2016

What can we gain from only our work?
The opening lines of the first reading today from Ecclesi-astes may spark several memories, but the words are very real: “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” Both this author and Saint Luke in the Gospel point out that vanity and the accumulation of treasures do not lead to lasting happiness. Saint Paul, in his letter to the Colos-sians, also discusses the need not to live as pagans and to always recognize that we have died to material things because we have been born to a new life in Christ. Today’s readings do not aim to lead us to a “liturgical depression” but rather a “joyful conversion” by which we can celebrate our faith as people re-deemed by Christ and willing to proclaim his message in the world.

In this Year of Mercy, we entrust our lives to the Lord and ask that he may have mercy on us as we promise to come closer to him. The start of the new academic year may be a good time for all li-turgical ministry leaders to set forth their goals for the new year and help their pastor prepare an annual re-treat for all to attend.

Rev. Juan J. Sosa

July 31, 2016

52. The foreign debt of poor countries has become a way of controlling them, yet this is not the case where ecological debt is concerned. In different ways, developing countries, where the most important reserves of the biosphere are found, continue to fuel the development of richer countries at the cost of their own present and future. The land of the southern poor is rich and mostly unpolluted, yet access to ownership of goods and resources for meeting vital needs is inhibited by a system of commercial relations and ownership which is structurally perverse. The developed countries ought to help pay this debt by significantly limiting their consumption of non-renewable energy and by assisting poorer countries to support policies and programmes of sustainable development. The poorest areas and countries are less capable of adopting new models for reducing environmental impact because they lack the wherewithal to develop the necessary processes and to cover their costs. We must continue to be aware that, regarding climate change, there are differentiated responsibilities. As the United States bishops have said, greater attention must be given to “the needs of the poor, the weak and the vulnerable, in a debate often dominated by more powerful interests.” We need to strengthen the conviction that we are one single human family. There are no frontiers or barriers, political or social, behind which we can hide, still less is there room for the globalization of indifference.

Source : Laudato Si’

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