With Brazil and World Youth Day still very much on his mind, Chris Schroeder reflects on generosity and wonder.
Brendan Busse on the stomach-pain of leaving (Brazil, friends, World Youth Day) and the soft comfort of remaining (in love, across distance, in God).
Talking about faith and culture, and even about the Church, doesn’t have to be boring, sappy, or preachy. Click play and let us prove it to you.
Public pageantry? Yes. Liturgical theater? Yes. Something more complex than either? Absolutely.
The @TJPOnTour team scoops the networks by talking to the pilgrims instead of the press secretaries — and finds out why they came: the thirst for community, and for real love and joy.
Pay attention to what God is already doing if you want to know what God needs us to do. God has not been idle with the youth.
At Aparecida, the hottest day so far — while at Belem, the musical premieres, and the cast parties “Gangnam Style” afterwards.
A missing pin for the map and the pulse of something deep inside the chest — Brendan Busse on the desire for identity and the nations awaiting us at Magis.
A Michael Jackson statue in the favela & Mass is a hostel room: just another day Magis.
During a two-day homestay in the Brazilian countryside, Chris Schroeder meets a couple who cannot imagine choosing any life other than their own.