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Archdiocesan news briefs for October 2018

Archdiocesan news briefs for October 2018

At St. Catherine of Siena's 50th anniversary Mass

At St. Catherine of Siena's 50th anniversary Mass

A year after Irma, Catholics in Big Pine Key glimpse the future

A year after Irma, Catholics in Big Pine Key glimpse the future

St. Helen's 'mosaic of nationalities' marks 50th

St. Helen's 'mosaic of nationalities' marks 50th

Enough outrage: Let’s model holiness

Enough outrage: Let’s model holiness

‘Every parish and rectory in the hurricane zone has suffered’

‘Every parish and rectory in the hurricane zone has suffered’

Finding the divine every day

Finding the divine every day

Papa Francisco canonizó a Pablo VI, Monseñor Romero y otros cinco

Papa Francisco canonizó a Pablo VI, Monseñor Romero y otros cinco

El V Encuentro: Un momento de oportunidades y esperanza para la Iglesia

El V Encuentro: Un momento de oportunidades y esperanza para la Iglesia

Groups rush aid to Miami’s sister diocese

Groups rush aid to Miami’s sister diocese

Archdiocese celebrates ‘60 years of grace’

Archdiocese celebrates ‘60 years of grace’

Award recipients: ‘You don’t do it for accolades’

Award recipients: ‘You don’t do it for accolades’

Lawyers told: Don’t despair, seek Spirit’s counsel

Lawyers told: Don’t despair, seek Spirit’s counsel

Pastoral Bulletin for October 2018

Pastoral Bulletin for October 2018

Schools get in on 60th anniversary celebration

Schools get in on 60th anniversary celebration

More than 200 honored on archdiocese's 60th anniversary

More than 200 honored on archdiocese's 60th anniversary

Archbishop Thomas Wenski's Vespers talk at archdiocesan 60th anniversary

Archbishop Thomas Wenski's Vespers talk at archdiocesan 60th anniversary

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The Earth Summit in Rio

October 18, 2018

167. The 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro is worth mentioning. It proclaimed that “human beings are at the center of concerns for sustainable development.” (Rio Declaration on Environment and Development) Echoing the 1972 Stockholm Declaration, it enshrined international cooperation to care for the ecosystem of the entire earth, the obligation of those who cause pollution to assume its costs, and the duty to assess the environmental impact of given projects and works. It set the goal of limiting greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere, in an effort to reverse the trend of global warming. It also drew up an agenda with an action plan and a convention on biodiversity, and stated principles regarding forests. Although the summit was a real step forward, and prophetic for its time, its accords have been poorly implemented, due to the lack of suitable mechanisms for oversight, periodic review and penalties in cases of non-compliance. The principles which it proclaimed still await an efficient and flexible means of practical implementation.

Source : Laudato Si'

Father Juan J. Sosa

St. Joseph Church

In the First Reading today, Isaiah describes certain aspects of the Suffering Servant, the subject of his third book. The main characteristic is the suffering he endures for the crimes of others. The letter to the Hebrews attributes these characteristics to Christ himself. In this Second reading, the author of this letter names Jesus as Son of God, High Priest Mediator between God and all humanity. Christ’s embodiment of our fragile human nature for the sake of our redemption gives him the title of Suffering Servant. In the Gospel, the apostles do not seem to understand the implications of following Jesus until the end. For this reason, James and John ask the Lord whether they can be by his side “when he enters into glory.”

In this pericope, the Gospel writer recounts the reaction of the other apostles to this request, and Jesus ’ subsequent instruction: Pride and power can never lead to peace, only to division and resentment. In their total surrender to martyrdom, the apostles will receive a second Baptism. But first, they must learn to be servant leaders to others— not to be powerful and oppressive. These reflections help us to surrender ourselves for the sake of others. In this surrender, a suffering of healing can be found that helps us to overcome divisions. We ask ourselves, who has been a good example of leadership to us? Our parents, teachers, siblings, superiors? Let us identify them and seek their intercession.

Rev. Juan J. Sosa

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