'...I took part in the New York Encounter, which draws a lot of people from Boston who are involved with the movement of Communion and Liberation... I celebrated the Mass for them on Sunday morning.' Pilot photo/CardinalsSeansBlog.org
...I took part in the New York Encounter, which draws a lot of people from Boston who are involved with the movement of Communion and Liberation.
The event brings together many people, particularly young adults, around a particular cultural or religious theme. It is fashioned after what is called "Il Meeting" held every year in Rimini Italy, which brings in over 1 million people. In fact, it is the largest cultural event in Italy. Each year they have a different theme for the gathering. This year it was "Longing for the Sea and yet not afraid."
They had, among other things, an exhibit on the persecution of Christians throughout the world. The Archbishop of Mosul in Iraq was there with us and also the papal nuncio to the United Nations Msgr. Bernardito Auza who did such an astounding job in Haiti after the earthquake. As the Papal Nuncio to the United Nations he was very much involved in the Paris climate conference. The talk I participated in was held Saturday and was on the topic of Laudato Si'. It was a panel of three speakers: myself; Jeffrey Sachs, who is the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University; and Rebecca Vitz Cherico of Villanova University was the moderator.
In addition to my Saturday (1/16) talk, I celebrated the Mass for them on Sunday morning.
Martin Luther King Day