The sacred Scriptures assure us; “All things work together for good, for those who love God and are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).
This last October I participated in the Synod for New Evangelization. During this time, participants gave interventions or short speeches to everyone who was involved in the Synod, including the Holy Father.
In 1985 I had just come back to the Catholic faith. I had just re-awakened to the reality that the Apostles our Lord had chosen were still present among us in the form of their descendants, the bishops. I had discovered that the bishops, guided by the Holy Spirit, continue to lead and direct the Church on earth. That same year, Pope John Paul II called many of them together for a gathering called a “Synod”.
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Since the pontificates of Pope Paul VI and John Paul II, the Roman Catholic Church has been commissioned to engage and embrace the world with God's message of love once more with ‘new methods, new ardor and new expression.’ It has come to be phrased, 'the new evangelization.'
For FOCUS, this means meeting college students across the nation where they are and challenging them to examine the meaning and purpose of their lives. Through personal relationships and friendship, we offer college students the true peace and fulfillment they seek in the good news of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Catholic faith, inviting them to answer His calling in their lives.
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