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Economic solutions need broader vision, pope tells G-20 leaders

VATICAN CITY — World leaders attending the Group of 20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, must reflect on the repercussions their decisions may have on the entire global community and not just their own countries, Pope Francis stated.

While it's reasonable that the G-20 is limited to a "small number of countries that represent 90 percent of the production of wealth and services worldwide," a multilateral approach in solving economic problems must be made "for the benefit of all," the pope wrote.

Jesus’ life leads Church to require wheat for Blessed Sacrament

Bishops verify and guarantee the validity and worthiness of the bread and wine used for the celebration of the Eucharist, the Vatican stated in a recent document.

Because bread and wine for the Eucharist are no longer supplied just by religious communities, but "are also sold in supermarkets and other stores and even over the internet," bishops create guidelines, an oversight body and/or a form of certification to help "remove any doubt about the validity of the matter for the Eucharist," the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments stated.

For convocation delegates, it’s about unifying in faith in a troubled world

Nick Lee, left, Karen Nollkemper, Theresa Ruzicka and Kurt Nelson prayed at an evening Marian devotion service July 1 at the Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America in Orlando, Fla. They were among the St. Louis delegates that are now charged with leading the archdiocese toward building missionary disciples.

ORLANDO, Fla. — For some it was about keeping young people in the Church. Others wanted to hear about diocesan ministries in another locale and perhaps bring an idea home. A few more were glad they could be heard by a bishop or two.

Whatever their reason to travel to hot, humid Florida for four days in the middle of summer, the 3,500 delegates to the "Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America" headed home July 4 with renewed energy to set a new course for the U.S. Catholic Church.

MEET THE RADICALS

Carolyn Yandell shared her ideas and experiences with other St. Louis delegates at the Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America in Orlando, Fla.

Catholic Convocation delegates reflect on the call to missionary discipleship 

Vatican instructs bishops to ensure validity of matter for Eucharist

Bishops should look at ways to help verify and guarantee the validity and worthiness of the bread and wine used for the celebration of the Eucharist, the Vatican statedin a recent document.

VATICAN CITY — Bishops should look at ways to help verify and guarantee the validity and worthiness of the bread and wine used for the celebration of the Eucharist, the Vatican stated in a recent document.

CONVOCATION OF CATHOLIC LEADERS | Evangelists must fight the "culture of 'meh' "

Delegates listened as Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron was projected on a screen July 4 during the "Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America" in Orlando, Fla. Leaders from dioceses and various Catholic organizations gathered for the July 1-4 convocation.

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Delegates at the "Convocation of Catholic Leaders. The Joy of the Gospel in America" have their work cut out for them but they are equipped to do it, said speakers at the final plenary session July 4.

"The saints always loved a good fight and we should like a good fight too," said keynote speaker Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron of Los Angeles.

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