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Top Five Takeaways from 'Gaudete et Exsultate'

Top Five Takeaways from 'Gaudete et Exsultate'This article was written by James Martin, S.J. and first appeared in America Magazine on April 09, 2018

“Rejoice and be glad!” is what Jesus said on the Sermon on the Mount. It’s also the title of Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation on holiness in everyday life. Why should we “rejoice and be glad”? Because God, as Francis reminds us, calls us all to be saints. But how can we respond to that call?

Well, here are five takeaways from Francis’ new and very practical exhortation.

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New program launched to form young women in Leadership for Mission

New program launched to form young women in Leadership for Mission

This article was written by Debra Vermeer and first appeared on the ACBC Media Blog, April 9, 2018

Thirteen young women from across Australia gathered in Sydney recently as part of the inaugural intake for an inspiring new education and formation program called Leadership for Mission.

Leadership for Mission, which was launched at a special event at Mount St Benedict, Pennant Hills on April 5, is an initiative of the Council for Australian Catholic Women (CACW) with the support of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC), Catholic Mission, Australian Catholic University (ACU), and Catholic Church Insurance.

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Importance of seeing the 'big picture'

Importance of seeing the 'big picture'

This article was written by Garry Everett and first appeared in The Good Oil, the e-magazine of the Good Samaritan Sisters, April, 2018

One of the great challenges in life is being able to see the ‘big picture’. This is true for each of us, whether we are searching for the big picture as conveyed by religion, science or any other field of human endeavour.

We are challenged because we become distracted by the minutiae, the details, which by themselves are usually not significant. It is only when the pieces begin to make a whole that we come to appreciate a particular truth. The many experiences of Victor Frankl in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany led him to declare a truth he had discovered: “the salvation of [humanity] is through love and in love”.

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