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Beatification of Archbishop Óscar Romero

May 22, 2015

On March 24, 2015 we marked the 35th anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero of Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador.  He had once served as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in El Salvador from 1974 to 1978. In honor of this anniversary and in honor of his beatification on May 23, 2015 the Pontifical …..

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Children Helping Children Around the World

May 8, 2015

This past winter I had the opportunity to present about the Missionary Childhood Association at the annual Parish Leadership Day conference here in Chicago. This is how I described my presentation: One great way to form our youth in community and discipleship is through mission education.  The Missionary Childhood Association is a world-wide organization made up …..

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Mission Congress 2015

May 8, 2015

Washington, DC, April 30, 2015 – On October 1 – 4, 2015, at the Houston Hotel North in Houston, Texas, fourteen Catholic mission organizations that form a collaborative effort known as the Catholic Mission Forum, convened by the United States Catholic Mission Association (USCMA) will host Mission Congress 2015, a series of events featuring keynote …..

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The Mission Office, formerly known as the Catholic Missions Office, looks to educate and inspire people to take seriously their baptismal responsibility to be on mission in whatever context they live and work. The Office is at the service of the worldwide Church while remaining firmly rooted in the Archdiocese of Chicago. It also serves as the local representative for the Pontifical Mission Societies: The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Missionary Childhood Association, The Society of Saint Peter Apostle, and the Missionary Union of Priests and Religious.

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"Today, as the Church seeks to experience a profound missionary renewal, there is a kind of preaching which falls to each of us as a daily responsibility. It has to do with bringing the Gospel to the people we meet, whether they be our neighbours or complete strangers. This is the informal preaching which takes place in the middle of a conversation, something along the lines of what a missionary does when visiting a home. Being a disciple means being constantly ready to bring the love of Jesus to others, and this can happen unexpectedly and in any place: on the street, in a city square, during work, on a journey." - Evangelii Gaudium (127)

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