|Leaving Sin (City) Behind|
|Written by Michael Fones|
|Thursday, 22 October 2009 07:08|
Boarding a flight back to Colorado Springs via Phoenix in a few minutes. Today I have a podcast interview with the good folks at ChristLife, and then it'll be an early night to catch a plane to Texas to attend and assist with an Encounter Retreat in the hopping diocese (evangelization wise, at least) of Corpus Christi.
We had a good meeting in Vegas. I was able to see my community for the first time in a long while, and we spoke of many issues facing our communities and our Province. It was sort of a microcosm of what's happening in the country - how to pay for healthcare with an aging Province, how to respond to the need of immigrant communities, especially Hispanics, Filipinos and Vietnamese, looking at other ministerial challenges and opportunities. The Catherine of Siena Institute and our work was strongly affirmed - but then, one of the co-directors was there! There are some other very interesting ministries in the region, including the St. Therese Center, the Las Vegas diocese's outreach to those affected and infected with HIV/AIDS. I'll be writing up an interview I did with Fr. Joseph O'Brien, OP for the e-Scribe.