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Archdiocesan news briefs for August 2017

Archdiocesan news briefs for August 2017

Archdiocese to hold prayer vigils for death row inmate Mark Asay

Archdiocese to hold prayer vigils for death row inmate Mark Asay

U.S. bishops decry Barcelona attack

U.S. bishops decry Barcelona attack

Archdiocesan teachers go back to school

Archdiocesan teachers go back to school

Student astronomers set for Great American Eclipse

Student astronomers set for Great American Eclipse

To school teachers on feast of the Assumption

To school teachers on feast of the Assumption

Encuentros Juveniles: ‘You come, you grow, and you go’

Encuentros Juveniles: ‘You come, you grow, and you go’

La Inmaculada Concepción de El Viejo peregrina en el Sur de La Florida

La Inmaculada Concepción de El Viejo peregrina en el Sur de La Florida

Miami to host statewide Respect Life Conference

Miami to host statewide Respect Life Conference

Cath·o·hól·ic

The globalization of the technocratic paradigm

August 17, 2017

106. The basic problem goes even deeper: it is the way that humanity has taken up technology and its development according to an undifferentiated and one-dimensional paradigm. This paradigm exalts the concept of a subject who, using logical and rational procedures, progressively approaches and gains control over an external object. This subject makes every effort to establish the scientific and experimental method, which in itself is already a technique of possession, mastery and transformation. It is as if the subject were to find itself in the presence of something formless, completely open to manipulation. Men and women have constantly intervened in nature, but for a long time this meant being in tune with and respecting the possibilities offered by the things themselves. It was a matter of receiving what nature itself allowed, as if from its own hand. Now, by contrast, we are the ones to lay our hands on things, attempting to extract everything possible from them while frequently ignoring or forgetting the reality in front of us. Human beings and material objects no longer extend a friendly hand to one another; the relationship has become confrontational. This has made it easy to accept the idea of infinite or unlimited growth, which proves so attractive to economists, financiers and experts in technology. It is based on the lie that there is an infinite supply of the earth’s goods, and this leads to the planet being squeezed dry beyond every limit. It is the false notion that “an infinite quantity of energy and resources are available, that it is possible to renew them quickly, and that the negative effects of the exploitation of the natural order can be easily absorbed.” (Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church)

Source : Laudato Si'

Fr. Michael W. Davis

Church of the Little Flower

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This past week we had two amazing and inspiring experiences as church. Last weekend’s 5:30 pm farewell Mass for Father Phillip Tran was one of these events. In addition to a beautiful liturgy, tremendous music sung by the choir (which ordinarily sings at 10:30 am on Sundays) and an Easter Sunday attendance, Father Tran offered a gorgeous message, very profound, which touched us all. My own humble words after Communion occasioned a sustained and tearful standing ovation for this young priest, who impacted us with such love and sincerity during his first two years as a priest of Jesus Christ. Hundreds of people waited in line for an hour and a half to greet him, take pictures with him, and receive his blessings. Many parishioners were weeping, so deep was the emotion of Father Tran’s impact. He truly strengthened us as a community, while building us up as church. It was an amazing moment in the ministerial history of our parish.

The second inspiring experience this week was our faculty/staff retreat this past Friday at the Morningstar Retreat House in Pinecrest. The entire faculty and staff from Saint Theresa School, as well as our entire staff from the Parish Office, joined together in the first‐ever “joint” shared retreat “Day of Recollection!” The experience not only inspired within us all a renewed commitment to the mission of the Church, but it underscored an important truth: the school and the parish are one single entity. We are in this together, working for the greater glory of God, as we build up the Church, pass on the faith to the next generation, and minister in the name of Jesus. During the retreat we reflected on our common identity as missionary disciples, concerned about the broader mission of the Church, seeking to strengthen our effectiveness in the mission field of our own parish, while renewing our convictions and commitment to Jesus. We have great people that make up our staff here at Little Flower and its Saint Theresa School. The church is alive and well!

This weekend we will be visited by a missionary from another country, who will speak at all the Masses. This visiting religious sister will help us realize the interconnectedness we all share across the globe in the evangelizing work of the Church. Thank you for your generosity in supporting this worthy cause, and for keeping strong your great faith in the Lord. May we all be effective missionary Disciples of Christ and the Church.

Fr. Michael W. Davis
Pastor

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