The global pandemic and new limits on daily activities present a special time for a renewal of faith and the opportunity to deepen appreciation for Jesus in daily life, bishops across the country said in messages for the Advent season.
At the end of the feast of Christ the King Mass, Nov. 22, young people from Panama handed over the World Youth Day cross to young people from Lisbon, Portugal, where the next international gathering is expected to take place in August 2023.
A faith-based career transitions group in Medina, MN, helps people find entry- to mid-level white-collar work by helping job searchers develop interview skills, hone resumes and foster contacts with people that can lead to jobs.
The new year comes a few weeks earlier — the new liturgical year, that is, starting with Advent. But even this new season and new year does not begin without grim and sobering reminders of how far from God many of us are.