Here’s a look at some of the stories making headlines today:
• Pope Francis talked to youths about discernment, grandparents, and the Eucharist today. Asked if he sees any signs of hope and joy in the church, the pope said, “Seeing young people like you who believe in Jesus present in the Eucharist, who believe that love is stronger than hatred and peace is stronger than war” is one sure sign of hope. “This gives me joy.” (Bonus: Pope Francis also revealed the secret to a long, happy life, from a 92-year-old grandmother.)
• Expect to hear the pope take on immigration, hunger and the environment when he visits in September, said three policy advisers helping reporters in Washington prepare for the pontiff’s upcoming visit.
• And don’t forget: This Sunday, the diocese’s Men in Black (priests, deacons and seminarians) will take on Divine Mercy Parish in the annual vocations softball game. Don’t miss it!
When: Sunday, August 9; 6 p.m.
Where: Divine Mercy Parish, 592 South Main St., Central Square
Check out photos from last year’s game here.
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