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Around the Diocese 10.08.15

Chris Padgett in Providence

PROVIDENCE — Chris Padgett, Catholic speaker and musician popular from Steubenville Youth Conferences, will perform at three events in November sponsored by the Office for Catholic Youth Ministry. The high school mission evening will take place on Thursday, November 12 from 7–8:30 p.m., the middle school will take place on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and the combined middle and high school mission will take place on Sunday, Nov. 15 from 6–7:45 p.m. For more information or to register, please contact the Office for Catholic Youth Ministry at 278-4626 or

Spreading the unaltered Gospel message …
As the Synod of Bishops on the family convenes in Rome, hundreds of shepherds from around the world have come together to ask the Holy Spirit’s guidance on leading the Catholic Church in the new evangelization. Their focus will target marriage and families in today’s world and there will not be any major doctrinal issues resolved in a few weeks but all growth in understanding begins with dialogue.
Where are the men?
Where are the men? They are half the church but a small percentage of Catholic Church ministries. Since the 1960s, rightfully so, the vital role of the laity has been encouraged and elevated in the Church. When the call went out in the 1960s and even into the 70s the women were home with their kids during the day and were often the first to step up to the invitation to serve the Church. This in no way diminishes the role women have played, but is a practical reflection on a visible reality. There is no doubt, without the countless hours of labor and prayer from women the Church would not be where it is today.
Without a doubt