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Pope tells Greek young people to dream big, trust God's love
By Catholic News Service

MAROUSSI, Greece (CNS) -- Spending a bit of time with young people before leaving Greece, Pope Francis encouraged them to have the courage to hope, to dream and even to question their faith.

He met with Catholic teenagers and young adults from across Greece at St. Dionysius School in Maroussi, a suburb of Athens, Dec. 6. Three of them had a chance to briefly share their stories with him.

Having read their experiences beforehand, Pope Francis' lengthy talk gave a detailed response to each of their concerns, revelations and questions with the understanding that their unique experiences also reflected something many other young people have in common.

For example, Katerina Binibini, whose family came from the Philippines, said she sometimes feels angry or jealous when she sees people without any faith easily coast through life without any problems, while as "a faithful Christian, I feel constantly put to the test."
Read more.

Program explores how social media can help young people engage their faith
By  Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- When using social media, Ogechi Akalegbere, a catechist and co-chair of the pastoral council at St. Rose of Lima Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland, finds it's prudent to ensure that her posts honestly reflect her views and are respectful of others.

Most of all, Akalegbere seeks balance in what she chooses to share or comment about.

"The world does not need to know everything about me," she said Dec. 2 during an online discussion about the use of social media by young adults sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington and the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University.

The program was the final segment of a three-part series on "Pope Francis, Young People and Solidarity: Dialogues on 'Fratelli Tutti.'" The series focused on various aspects of the pope's 2020 encyclical "Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship." Read more.

Date: September 28, 2021
Notice to the Roman Catholic Clergy and Faithful of the
Diocese of Las Vegas

On July 28, 2021, Father Adam Kotas abandoned his parish in the Diocese of Santa Rosa and defected from the Roman Catholic Church. At present, he is a member of the schismatic Polish National Catholic Church (PNCC) founded in 1897 by Reverend Francis Hodur, who led Pennsylvania parishioners away from the Roman Catholic Church.

For a period of three years, Father Kotas was “on loan” to the Diocese of Las Vegas before voluntarily returning to his home Diocese of Santa Rosa. He is using his prior association and charismatic preaching style to entice uninformed Catholics into the PNCC. Read more/sequin leyendo

Statements regarding Adam Kotas Click HERE

New Face Mask Mandate Effective Saturday, July 31, 2021

In accordance with the latest CDC recommendations and
Governor Sisolak's July 27, 2021, Emergency Directive No. 47 ("Directive 47"),
the Diocesan Restoration Advisory Council and Bishop Thomas direct:

Regardless of vaccination status, the wearing of face masks is required by all individuals age 2 and older who enter any Diocesan facility.

We ask for your patience as the CDC, Southern Nevada Health District, Clark County, and State of Nevada Governor's Office continue to update and modify
their requirements.

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