Con su ministerio en Laurel Park, sacerdote quiere oler no a ovejas, pero a ‘caballos’

"El Papa dice que tengamos olor a oveja, pero yo quiero tener olor a caballo", dijo el padre Mateus-Ariza con una sonrisa, refiriéndose al llamado del papa Francisco a los sacerdotes a evangelizar caminando entre su rebaño. "Una de las razones por las que me gusta el papa es exactamente por eso, porque se trata...
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Ministering at Laurel Park, priest wants to smell not like sheep, but a ‘horse’

Father Mateus-Ariza, pastor of Resurrection of Our Lord in Laurel, has a parish community that is small, vibrant and culturally diverse. He utilizes every opportunity to bring people to his parish, and when someone at the racetrack invited him to visit the workers, the priest immediately grabbed the opportunity.
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Archbishop Lori leads Stations of the Cross during ‘Panama in the Capital’ event

As World Youth Day 2019 came to a close in Panama, about 1,400 young adults representing about 20 dioceses throughout the United States gathered Jan. 26 at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., to join in the joy, prayer and fellowship of the global event.
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Attendees return home from Encuentro with hopes, eagerness to share gifts

Fifth National Encuentro participants returned to their dioceses and parishes with many challenges and hopes.
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Today is ‘hour of the laity,’ Archbishop Gomez tells Encuentro delegates

Hispanic Catholic leaders are living an important moment in the history of the Catholic church in the U.S. and are called to rise and continue the work of building the church, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez said Sept. 23.
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Encuentro opens with procession, papal message, prayers for abuse victims

A video message from Pope Francis and a procession of Encuentro crosses representing all of the participating episcopal regions were the highlights during the first day of the National Fifth Encuentro gathering taking place Sept. 20-23 in Grapevine.
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Accompanying families, reaching out to youth recurring encuentro themes

The Catholic Church needs to walk with and accompany Hispanic and immigrant families, reach out to youth and young adults, and strengthen faith and leadership formation.
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