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Giovanna Dell’Orto – Associated Press
At a Halloween festival with some 30,000 partygoers, Father Peixoto re-mixed electronic dance beats with words from Pope Francis’ encyclical about protecting the environment. “The people are dancing with sentences from ‘Laudato Si’.’”
FaithFaith in Focus
Christin Bothe
We can make major life commitments, and yet also believe in spirit of discernment to make changes in our commitments.
FaithShort Take
Will Ellis
High school is the perfect time to engage teenagers.
Liony Batista, holding microphone, is the founder of Fundación Nueva Alegría in the Dominican Republic. Photo courtesy of Cross Catholic Outreach.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
The children and teens of Quitasueños can also take recreational classes, like hip-hop, dance and drama; and the center organizes summer camps in the mountains. Oh, and one more thing. The young people learn about God.
FaithShort Take
José Maria Brito
By revisiting the various moments of grace from World Youth Day, we might identify some ways we still need to walk together if we are to make effective the pope’s call for a church that is “for all.”
The Editors
We must become a church that accompanies its people and is attuned to their hopes, doubts and lived experiences.