Pope Francis will travel to Assisi Oct. 3 to sign an encyclical on the social, political and economic obligations that flow from a belief that all people are children of God and therefore brothers and sisters to one another.
The old farmers used to say you should leave a field better than you found it. Sometimes that called for heavy lifting. Other times it just meant picking up a rock as you crossed and placing it at the field’s edge.
The chairmen of six U.S. bishops’ policy committees March 3 told members of the House and Senate that every decision they will make on the federal budget “should be assessed by whether it protects or threatens human life and dignity.”