WMOF2018 - Cardinal Tagle - Choose Life: Pope Francis on the ‘Throw-Away’ Culture
On the second day of the Pastoral Congress, Wednesday, August 22nd 2018, Cardinal Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, gave a workshop entitled 'Choose life: Pope Francis on the ‘throw-away’ culture.' Cardinal Tagle brings together two major writings of Pope Francis: Laudato 'Si (on the care for our common home) and Amoris Laetitia (on love in the family). He highlights that the throw-away culture which very often we have adopted with material things or things of the earth we can carry into our relationships with others and with God. It is easy to see the consequences of such thinking, but Cardinal Tagle invites us remember once more that "We are the body of Christ. We are the family of God. We are persons. We are supposed to be welcoming and caring, be attentive to them, those who feel like they are objects to be thrown away. We tell them, 'No, you are valuable. You are a person. Your life is sacred. You belong to us. We are one family.'"
You can listen to the full programme podcast HERE.
You can watch Cardinal Tagle's talk HERE.
Gospel for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Mark 9:30-37
Jesus and his disciples made their way through Galilee; and he did not want anyone to know, because he was instructing his disciples; he was telling them, ‘The Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of men; they will put him to death; and three days after he has been put to death he will rise again.’ But they did not understand what he said and were afraid to ask him.Reflections on this week's gospel:
They came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, ‘What were you arguing about on the road?’ They said nothing because they had been arguing which of them was the greatest. So he sat down, called the Twelve to him and said, ‘If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.’ He then took a little child, set him in front of them, put his arms round him, and said to them, ‘Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me; and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.’
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24th September - St. Gerard Sagredo
25th September - St. Finbarr
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27th September - St. Vincent de Paul
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29th September - St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael