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Vatican-sponsored “youth” event, a Mixed Bag

Reflections on the Meeting of Young People with the Pope and the Synod Fathers in the Paul VI Audience Hall (Vatican City, Saturday, October 6, 2018) Fr Nicholas Gregoris Amidst the downfalls of pouring rain on Saturday here in Rome, the Pope gathered with young people and the Synod Fathers in the dry confines of the Sala Nervi, also known as the Paul VI Audience Hall inside the Vatican City State. The Pope entered the vast Hall and made his … Read More

What youth really need today

In this article from the Catholic World Report, Fr Nicholas Gregoris looks at what young people need and at some of the responses they are given by the Church and the world. He says, “Teens are hormonal. Hormones, like feelings and emotions, mutate—and do so frequently. They are unreliable measuring sticks of goodness, truth and beauty.  The Church, on the other hand, is by her very nature “conservative.” The “Magisterium” preserves (“conserves”) the unchanging “Depositum Fidei” (Deposit of Faith) and … Read More

John Smeaton – Legatus Address

In February of 2014, John Smeaton, chief executive of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC), the UK’s largest and the world’s oldest pro-life organisation, was awarded the 2013 Cardinal John J. O’Connor Pro-Life Award by the Pro-Life Committee of Legatus. Legatus, founded in 1987, helps top-ranking Catholic executives become “ambassadors for Christ”.Accepting the award, Mr Smeaton said: “I am deeply honoured to receive the Cardinal John J O’Connor award. It’s also an award which honours all of … Read More