Living the Encuentro: Reflections of the V Encuentro

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The V Encuentro was an awesome and humbling experience. I had the opportunity to participate in the local and national events over the last two years. The national gathering took place over September 20-23, 2018 and was comprised of 3,000 ministry leaders from across the country. This most recent national event is the culmination of a two-year proc...
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Responding to the Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis

Dear friends, I was in a conversation yesterday with a ministry leader who said that this moment is like waiting in the tomb. It's September, but it feels like Good Friday. The continuing reports of sexual abuse with children, youth, and adults, and the cover-up of abuse are alarming and disturbing. This crisis impacts our ministries with youth and...
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Will You Be My Witness?

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"When we meet Christ and accept His Gospel, life changes and we are driven to communicate our experiences to others. …the Church needs genuine witnesses: men and women whose lives have been transformed by meeting with Jesus, men and women who are capable of communicating this experience to others." Saint John Paul II, World Youth Day (Toronto, 2002...
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