Category Archives: Christus Vivit

Christus Vivit 173: Looking Deep Into The Word

173. As in the miracle of Jesus, the bread and the fish provided by young people can multiply (cf. Jn 6:4-13). As in the parable, the small seeds sown by young people can yield a rich harvest (cf. Mt 13:23.31-32). … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 170-172: Young And Committed

We continue along these “Paths of youth.” 170. The Synod recognized that “albeit in a different way from earlier generations, social commitment is a specific feature of today’s young people. Alongside some who are indifferent, there are many others who … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 169: Beyond Comfortable Groups

169. I ask young people to go beyond their small groups and to build “social friendship, where everyone works for the common good. Social enmity, on the other hand, is destructive. Families are destroyed by enmity. Countries are destroyed by … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 168: Young And Committed

We continue in the fifth chapter of this document with the theme “Paths of youth” to read about the theme “Young and committed.” 168. At times, seeing a world so full of violence and selfishness, young people can be tempted … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 167: Going Fast Vs Going Far

Fraternity concludes with this section, a brief discussion on a quality well-shared, maybe best-shared, with others; namely joy: 167. God loves the joy of young people. He wants them especially to share in the joy of fraternal communion, the sublime … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 166: Dwelling on Oneself

More today on Paths of fraternity, a caution against self-absorption. To be sure, this isn’t an exclusive problem for young people. Some women and men never outgrow it. 166. There are times when all our youthful energy, dreams and enthusiasm … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 165: Painful Experiences

We keep looking at “Paths of fraternity” today. People shy away from community because of bad experiences. This pain can be bad indeed: betrayal, gossip, detraction. Pope Francis goes to an episcopal conference in central Africa for advice. Can we … Continue reading

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