Pope Francis urged young people to show grandparents and the elderly tenderness.
The death of Michael Hickson, a 46-year-old quadriplegic, inside an Austin, Texas, hospice in June, pricked the conscience of Charlie Camosy.
Catholic physicians will start a nonprofit Catholic medical practice fully consistent with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ “Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.”
In a letter, Pope Francis thanked a 15-year-old Spanish teen with an intellectual disability “for being inspired to walk and inviting many others to walk with you.”
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12
Second reading: Rom 8:28-30
Gospel: Mt 13:44-52 or 13:44-46
Any time an affront to human dignity occurs, whether in the Catholic Church or across broader society, Gloria Purvis explained, people of faith are called to confront it.
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: Wis 12:13-16-19
Second reading: Rom 8:26-27
Gospel: Mt 13:24-43 or 13:24-30
During a time of crisis, two biblical scholars suggest picking up and reading the Old Testament, which most Catholics are not always deeply familiar with.