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March 2, 2016                                  
 
 
  • • Cornerstone Catholic Notes
  • •  Pray Along with Pope Francis on Retreat
  • • Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: Materials and Resources
     
 


The WSCC Cornerstone Notes remind us of the mission that was launched in 2014 with the first Cornerstone Catholic Conference: "to inspire and educate Catholics and others to continue working together to protect human life:  the unborn, individuals who live in poverty or on the margins of society, and people at the end of life."

 

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  For the Vatican's Lenten retreat, the spiritual exercises of Pope Francis and the members of the Roman Curia will take place March 6-11. As usual, during this retreat, special and private audiences will be suspended, including the Wednesday general audience. The exercises will be led by Fr. Ermes Ronchi, of the Servants of Mary, who will present to the Pontiff and the Curia ten questions drawn from the Gospels. The ten questions which will open the meditations are:
  1. "What are you looking for?" (John 1.38);
  2. "Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?" (Mark 4.40);
  3. "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again?" (Matthew 5.13);
  4. "But who do you say that I am?" (Luke 9.20);
  5. "Then, turning to the woman, he told Simon, 'Do you see this woman?'" (Luke 7.44);
  6. "How many loaves do you have?" (Mark 6.38, Matthew 15.34);
  7. "Straightening up, Jesus said to her, 'Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?'" (John 8.10);
  8. "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?" (John 20.15);
  9. "Simon son of John, do you love me?" (John 21.16); and
  10. "Mary said to the angel, 'How can this be?'" (Luke 1.34).
Perhaps you and your family can spend some time next week to pray with these questions while the Holy Father is making his Lenten retreat.
 

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Resources to help you share the bishops' statement on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship will become available over the next several months. A number of resources are ready to use now, including:
Many of these resources are available in both English and Spanish at www.faithfulcitizenship.org.


The Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC) is the public policy voice of the Catholic Bishops of Washington State.

 

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