Se llevará a cabo en la Universidad de St. Thomas el sábado 12 de noviembre de las 8 am a 4pm. Tendremos conferencias y talleres en español y en inglés. El costo es de $30 dólares e incluye almuerzo. Todo aquel (desde sacerdotes a laicos) que cree que las personas con discapacidades y sus familias son miembros vitales en nuestras comunidades de fe, se beneficiarán de esta conferencia. Muy pronto se abrirán las inscripciones.
Held at the University of St. Thomas on Saturday, November 12 from 8 am-4 pm, this conference will include a major address and learning sessions in English and Spanish, $30, includes lunch. Everyone, from priests to parishioners, who believe that individuals with disabilities, and their families, are vital members of our faith communities, will benefit from attendance. Registration available soon!
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is an experiential approach to the religious formation of children ages 3-12. It is rooted in Scripture, Liturgy and the educational principles of Maria Montessori. Scripture scholar, Dr. Sofia Cavalletti, and Gianna Gobbi, Montessori educator, discovered through astute and patient observation that: God and the child are already in relationship; the child has a profound potential for receiving and enjoying the deepest elements of the Christian message; and that the child is capable, in the words of the mystics, of falling in love with God. The purpose of the CGS is to assist the development of this relationship, respecting the child’s dignity and developmental sensitivities for the face of God that most deeply strikes his or her religious needs, drawing them closer to God. For Level I training visit http://www.archgh.org/default/OEC/Early-Childhood/CGS-Level1-Part1-2016.pdf. For Level II training visit http://www.archgh.org/default/OEC/Early-Childhood/CGS-Level2-Part1-2016.pdf.
Following an unannounced visit to the square, Pope Francis placed a purple stole over his shoulders and sat down, joining more than 150 priests offering the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the Jubilee for Teens on Saturday. “Just remember that if Jesus is not in your life, it is as though there was no signal,” he said. “Let’s always place ourselves where we have the signal: the family, the parish, the school, because in this world we will always have something to say that is good and true.” Read more at http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2016/when-it-comes-to-happiness-theres-no-app-for-that-pope-tells-teens.
Thomas Williams reflects on why battles about issues for the trans-gendered have implications much deeper than bathrooms.
Timothy O’Malley of Notre Dame’s Center for Liturgy has some thoughts about the catechetical possibilities in the (now rarely used) Roman Canon.
Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the previous nuncio to Mexico who was recently appointed by Pope Francis to replace the retiring nuncio to the United States, shares some thoughts and comments.