Monthly Archives: November 2019

Christus Vivit 217: Creating A Home

As we continue to look at Youth Ministry remember to check this link at the Vatican site for all of Pope Francis’ document. In today’s paragraph, he discusses a sense of home: 217. In a word, to create a “home” … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Mark 4:35-41

A believer, feeling alone in the struggle with illness or death often cries out to others, “Don’t you care about me?!” The question may well be addressed to God. That may make some inexperienced caregivers or ministers nervous. But God … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 216: Suitable Environments For Youth Ministry

Pope Francis has thoughts on “Suitable environments” for youth ministry. 216. We need to make all our institutions better equipped to be more welcoming to young people, since so many have a real sense of being orphaned. Here I am … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 213-215: Kerygma And Community

In these paragraphs Pope Francis identifies two paths for fruitful “Youth Ministry.” His Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation (which can be found on this link at the Vatican site) first looks at the proclamation of Christ. Don’t be concerned about that word kerygma. … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 212: Good Follow-Ups

We continue looking at “Youth Ministry in one of the longest chapters of the Holy Father’s Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation (which can be found on this link at the Vatican site). 212. As for growth, I would make one important point. … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Mark 2:1-12

“Tell me a story.” Have you ever wondered how often some children ask this? This post offers one easy to visualize in our mind’s eye. We might get lost in any number of details: the huge crowds, the audacity of … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 211: Using Language

When we think about “Youth Ministry,” we can ask how we communicate with young people. 211. In this outreach, we need to use above all the language of closeness, the language of generous, relational and existential love that touches the … Continue reading

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