By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A new Vatican document cautions against the dangers of highly competitive children's sports, political and economic pressures on athletes to win '"at all costs" and the unsportsmanlike or violent behavior of fans.
“Learn not to be afraid,” Beth Dobis Beers, Esq., said of consulting a financial or estate planner. “People think they don’t have enough money. The whole point of us being here is even if you have $500 in the bank, you can maybe turn it into $5,000. Make the first step – talk to a financial or estate planner.”
“This year a record 18 teams from around the Diocese with more than 400 youth participated,” said Daniel Jones, assistant coordinator/CYO with the Diocesan Office of Youth, Young Adult and Family Ministry.
The new center will be operated by the Vincentian Congregation, a clerical society that belongs to the Eastern Rite and was founded in Kerala, India. The congregation is comprised of an estimated 600 priests around the world, including approximately 30 priests engaging in ministry in the United States.
“Some movements are led by the good spirit, which is God. Others are led by the evil spirit, which is the devil. Ignatius would say to flee from the evil spirit. If you can defeat the devil head on – then do it. But if you can’t – move away,” said Father Christopher Walsh, pastor of St. Raymond, Philadelphia, at Theology on Tap.
“We get to know others by talking to people who know them best. In the case of the Blessed Mother, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John knew her best. It is so important to reflect on what they say about her,” Sister Emily Vincent.
Bishop of Allentown Alfred Schlert will administer the Sacrament of Holy Orders Saturday, June 2 while celebrating the Rite for Ordination to the Priesthood and configure Deacon John Hutta, II to the person of Christ. Deacon Hutta, 29, a parishioner of Sacred Heart, Palmerton and the son of John Hutta and Diane Hutta, will become a priest for the Diocese of Allentown at 10:30 a.m. during the solemn ceremony that is open to the public.
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- This year's National Catholic Prayer breakfast took on a decidedly Kansas flavor, as Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City and Sam Brownback, a former House and Senate member and governor of Kansas, addressed nearly 1,000 gathered at a Washington hotel May 24.
Catholics who participate in the World Meeting of Families in Dublin in August or pray with their families during the Aug. 21-26 event can receive a plenary indulgence, the Vatican announced.
"Effective in action, gentle in ministry, constant in prayer – that’s the job description for the three of you for the rest of your lives,” said Bishop Schlert.