The Mission Update
The Missio Dei Newsletter- Issue #1
Letter from the Editor…
Dear Readers and Writers,
It is my great joy to be the editor of such a fantastic publication as Missio Dei. We’re still in the very early days of the formation of this publication. We’re not officially a year old! There is no doubt we will continue to grow and change as we continue providing content to the Catholic Media world. The important thing for me as an editor is to listen to feedback from the readers of Missio Dei and apply it when I believe it fulfills our mission and charism. It has always been the plan for Missio Dei to publish articles in a single newsletter format. At this point, we’re attempting to do just that every week by publishing our articles directly to the website with also an email sent at the end of the week for readers.
If you’re enjoying the work of our writers and our mission to proclaim the gospel, please consider supporting us by becoming a paid subscriber. Paid subscribers will be able to access special paid content upcoming from Fr. Chris Pietraszko who is writing on the topic of the Seven Deadly Sins. Thank you for your support!
Breathe in me, O’ Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work too, may be holy. Draw heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then O Holy Spirit, that I always be holy. Amen. -St. Augustine of Hippo
Featured Weekly Articles
The Wellspring of Human Dignity by Kaleb Hammond
The dignity of the human person is the foundation of Catholic moral theology, as well as Catholic social teaching. Seeing all people as possessing equal dignity as humans, this concept is essential for the establishment of universal human rights and precludes any violation of them. It derives from two Catholic doctrines, based both in natural and divine law—namely the human person as made in the image of God (imago Dei) and the solidarity of all peoples, with the second depending upon the first…
Healing Ministry by Fr. Chris Pietraszko
All of us are profoundly wounded. We were created, in our very nature, to have perfect parents, perfect communities, and perfect government — namely we were created for a natural paradise. So when our nature, that was created for all such goods rubs up against the reality, we find ourselves wounded by what is actually absent, what is deprived, what is an evil.
Yet, these are evils: grave, subtle, common, or minor, they all tend to have an effect on us…
Fathers, Your Daughters Need You by Jessica Tucker
When a daughter is young, in her little mind, her dependence is solely on her mother. Mom feeds, comforts, watches over, and does all things for her. Fathers are in the background, working hard to provide the resources and environment on which the child depends, though the daughter is unaware of this. The father’s role in a young girl’s life is critical, but she does not know this. Her eyes are on mother. And then a change takes place. Sometime during the pre-teen years, the young woman’s focus shifts to the father.
All Eyes on Daddy
It dawns on the young woman that Dad plays a central role in the family.
I like this format. It's similar to that used by Crisis Magazine and The Imaginative Conservative. Well done!