Thursday, August 17, 20230178Calling the week-long pilgrimage, a “gift from God,” Bishop Edward J. Burns joined more than 1,000 pilgrims from the Diocese of Dallas in Lisbon, Portugal Aug. 1-6 for World Youth Day 2023.
Sunday, August 6, 20230124fter many of the 1.5 million young people gathered in Lisbon's Tejo Park waited for hours in near 100-degree weather to participate in the World Youth Day vigil with Pope Francis Aug. 5, the pope asked them, "Have you ever been tired?" Even when tempted to "throw in the towel" or stop along the journey of life, the pope said, the young...
Thursday, August 3, 20230441
By Paulina Guzik
"Señor, aquí estoy ... Here I am," Jennifer Aguilera sang, transitioning to a famous Catholic song, smiling widely as youth from all corners of the United States came to one of Lisbon's parks for an Aug. 2 National Gathering at World Youth Day.
"Living for your word, I want to say 'yes,' as Mary...
Wednesday, August 2, 2023096"Now is the God-given time of grace to sail boldly into the sea of evangelization and of mission," Pope Francis told Portuguese bishops, priests, religious and pastoral workers after praying vespers at the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon Aug. 2, the first day of his trip to Portugal.
Tuesday, July 25, 20230201A joyous, celebratory and faith-filled spirit permeated St. Rita Catholic Community on July 23 as Bishop Edward J. Burns celebrated a special send-forth Mass for Diocese of Dallas pilgrims heading to Lisbon, Portugal for World Youth Day 2023. In offering his prayers, blessing and gratitude to those pilgrims who would be joining him in...
Tuesday, July 25, 20230298When Pope Francis arrives in Lisbon for World Youth Day 2023, there will be plenty of pilgrims from the U.S. ready to greet him -- close to 29,000. Nearly 1,000 of those pilgrims will be from the Diocese of Dallas.