May 15. International Day of Families.  Anthony stated, “Collaboration between religious and government and international agencies is very important in our world which is becoming more and more secular. I am very pleased with the theme chosen by the UN for the International Day of Families 2021. The theme is “Families and new technologies.” In the explanatory document, after referring to Sustainable Development Goals, it recognized the importance of parenting education which has been emphasized in the recent report of the Secretary-General to Member States to “Invest in parenting education programmes in cooperation with families and relevant entities at the national level, as well as with regional and international organizations, civil society and academics and ensure that the programmes are inclusive of grandparents and other relatives raising children; maintain a gender perspective and recognize the role of men in families”

Priscilla and Aquila heard Apollos, and took him and expounded to him the way of God more accurately.  When he arrived in Achaia he greatly helped those who through grace had believed, for he powerfully confuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scripture that the Christ was Jesus.   Acts 18:23-28.   Pope Francis:  Digital relationship which do not demand the slow and gradual cultivation of friendships, stable interaction or the building of a consensus that matures over time have the appearance of sociability.   Yet they do not build community and build bridges. FT43. Efforts need to be made to help the media become sources of new cultural progress for humanity and not a threat to our deepest riches. LS 47.  Mary, Queen of Families in society, pray for us.