Pope Francis called on more religious orders of men and women, as well as foundations and benefactors, to get involved and help an international network of women religious in the fight against human trafficking.
The act of bearing false witness against someone, or calumny, is a “diabolical cancer” and an attack against the body of the church, Pope Francis said during the audience.
Building on previous church teachings, St. John Paul II’s concept of “human ecology” and Pope Benedict XVI’s “ecology of man,” Pope Francis goes one step further with his vision of integral ecology.
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: Am 8:4-7
Second reading: 1 Tm 2:1-8
Gospel: Lk 16:1-13
“It’s a term that history has loaded to the breaking point,” says one theology professor, noting that “it’s important to unpack social justice, especially given our heightened political climate.”
Although 32 annotated volumes of the cardinal’s letters and diaries have been published over the last two decades, newly released material includes letters and correspondence to the future saint.
Feast Day: September 17 The lives of saints are so instructive, in part, because they teach the basic truths of God’s will for us in often […]
Sam Brownback, ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, urged more prayer and action to continue supporting persecuted Christians in the Middle East.