1st August – St Alphonsus Liguori

It was affirming of our Catholic future to hear about the 2.5 million people that attended the easter-resurrection-sunday-jesus-christclosing Mass of World Youth Day in Poland yesterday with Pope Francis. Recently I came across a quote of Pope John Paul II from the 1993 WYD in Denver: “You know how easy it is to avoid the fundamental questions. But your presence here shows that you will not hide from reality and from responsibility.”

This matter of fundamental questions isn’t about BREXIT or who’s going to win the US presidential election, etc. It points firstly to our mortality and what may happen afterwards. The following article from the current ALIVE! Newspaper addresses this from a Christian perspective.

xn hope

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