Category Archives: Christus Vivit

Christus Vivit 264: Opting For Marriage

Thoughts on marriage: 264. Today, a culture of the ephemeral dominates, but it is an illusion. To think that nothing can be definitive is a deceptive lie. “Today, there are those who say that marriage is out of fashion… In … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 262-263: Family Difficulties

Having a family might be a “Vocation.” But a vocation doesn’t always mean smooth sailing. What happens when waters get rough? 262. The Synod insisted that “the family continues to be the principal point of reference for young people. Children … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 261: Sexuality

261. Here, we need to remember that God created us as sexual beings. He himself “created sexuality, which is a marvelous gift to his creatures”.[Amoris Laetitia 150] Within the vocation to marriage we should acknowledge and appreciate that “sexuality, sex, … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 259-260: Love And Family

Today we continue reading Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal thoughts on “Vocation.” Nine paragraphs treat “Love and family.” Here are the first two: 259. Young people intensely feel the call to love; they dream of meeting the right person with whom they can … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 258: Two Basic Issues

Looking ahead on “Vocation,” Pope Francis cites two things at the fore of nearly every person, family (sections 259-267) and work (268-273). 258. In the life of each young person, this “being there for others” normally has to do with … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 257: Responding To Our Vocation

Continuing with Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal thoughts on “Vocation,” we move into the realm of discernment. We don’t fabricate a vocation. We pay attention to how God made us, what our gifts might be, and we explore and test. Here, we also … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 255-256: A Personal Vocation

255. Your own personal vocation does not consist only in the work you do, though that is an expression of it. Your vocation is something more: it is a path guiding your many efforts and actions towards service to others. … Continue reading

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