The communities had the Lenten announcement last week. It was announced that Kiko Arguello will be meeting with Pope Francis next month regarding the Missio ad Gentes. Kiko Arguello will also be visiting the communities in different countries, and he plans on having a convivience with the mission families who will be sent out by the Pope. One of his plans is to also visit the communities in Japan and have a convivience with them. I wonder if he can stop by Guam on his way to Japan.
We also received some astounding news. The NCW is making its way into the Middle East such as Bahrain and Qatar. There is also the good news that the NCW is making its way into India, the second most populated country in the world.
The NCW is making its way into the Muslim world. A Catholic church has already been built in Qatar. So, Christianity is making a headway into Muslim lands. However, unlike the Jews, the Muslims are not yet ready to have a dialogue with the Christians.
Apostasy was also mentioned in the announcement. Christian countries like Europe need to be re-evangelized because many of them have turned away from the Christian faith. The same thing is happening on Guam. There are many people on Guam who are Catholic in name only. Some of them go to Mass every day and pray their rosary every night; yet, these same people take contraceptives to avoid pregnancy, which goes against Catholic teaching. These same people live with their boyfriends or girlfriends outside the boundary of marriage. These same people do not see anything wrong with having common-law husbands or common-law wives. The Guam Legislature who passed the same sex marriage bill is a good example. Only two senators lived according to their faith and refused to pass the bill. To live according to your faith means to follow Christ and Church teaching. A person can go to daily Mass and pray their rosary every night. But all that becomes useless when they use contraceptives to avoid pregnancy.