Another question posed in the Preparatory Document for the 2018 Synod was:
In what manner are you taking into account the cultural changes resulting from the development of the digital world?
From the Diocese of Youngstown surveys, we responded:
While some adults shy away from the digital world, we have more in our diocese that have incorporated it, with cautions, into their classrooms and ministries. Parishes have reported:
Similarly, the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry is at the forefront of technology use for ministry purposes. Examples include:
1. Did anything you read above affirm or challenge you?
2. How can we utilize technologies to spread the Gospel, build relationships, and assist young people as they navigate life challenges?
Today's let's offer up a prayer to the patron saint
of the internet, St. Isadore:
Almighty and eternal God who has created us in thine image
and bade us to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful,
especially in the divine person of Thy only-begotten Son,
Our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee that through
the intercession of Saint Isidore, bishop and doctor, during
our journeys through the internet we will direct our hands
and eyes only to that which is pleasing to Thee and
treat with charity and patience all those souls whom
we encounter. Father we ask you this, through Christ our Lord.
The Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J.,
bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown
has been diagnosed with a form of acute leukemia.
He was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic on Sunday, April 29, 2018.
He will undergo intensive chemo therapy for the next four weeks.
The Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic have stated
that there are to be no visitors.
Please keep Bishop Murry in your prayers.
There is also a Facebook group set up of those praying for him on that social media site:
Cindee Case, MAPS
Director of the Diocese of Youngstown Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.