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Almost 1500 high school youth and chaperones will gather at Bishop Kelly High School in Boise on February 28-March 2nd for our annual Idaho Catholic Convention. This year’s theme, “Heroic Love: Go. Do Not Be Afraid. Serve” is taken from Pope Francis’ homily at the concluding Mass of World Youth Day 2013. In this homily, Pope Francis challenged all of us, and young people in particular, to live heroic lives by “overthrowing the barriers of selfishness, intolerance and hatred, so as to build a new world.” Being witnesses of Christ and living lives of heroic love is not always easy. Oftentimes it is even ridiculed by others who believe that success comes from achieving wealth and status rather than putting oneself at service to others. However, we take our courage and guidance from Jesus who tells us over and over again “Do not be afraid! I am with you always!” As we prepare for ICYC, I ask you to remember in prayer all the youth of our diocese, as well as those from surrounding dioceses who will also be joining us. Together, we pray that they will encounter Jesus in new and exciting ways and come to realize the positive power of change that they can bring about in the world through lives of heroic love!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Michael P. Driscoll, M.S.W., D.D.Bishop of Idaho
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The Synod on the Family synopsis outlines some good insights on how the Church can better support families. In this sense, it can serve as a working document for pastoral action. However, it is important to note that the responses received are PERSONAL OPINIONS and often do not accurately reflect Church teaching on the issues addressed, nor do they represent the position/teaching of the Diocese of Boise.
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