“To make a difference in the world’s suffering and pain, Mary teaches us to be present to others in joy and in sorrow.”
As they accompanied one man on his life’s journey with all its challenges, St. Mary’s Cathedral parishioners rallied around him with a spirit of compassion.
“When we picture God as a loving parent, hearing the cries of those in need and coming to their help, we can also remember God’s joy when we learn to follow and do the same.”
Minnesota’s Catholic leaders are pointing a way forward: Christ’s example of forgiveness, compassion and thirst for justice .
Despite the absence of Pope Francis at the final liturgy of the year, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re read the pope’s remarks urging people to find meaning in the pandemic.
Lent is a time for deeper dialogue with God through prayer, for renewed gratitude for God’s mercy and for increased compassion for people whose lives are under attack, Pope Francis said.
Praying that Catholics would understand and act on “the inseparable bond” between love of God and love of neighbor, Pope Francis again appealed for a solution to the crisis in Venezuela.
In experiencing the best of humanity in Gander, Newfoundland, a couple’s fear and fatigue were met with comfort and compassion.