Listen to those in need, pope says in World Day of Poor message

The Pope Francis asked for an examination of conscience to ask are we listening to the poor in a message for the World Day of the Poor — to be marked each year on the 33rd Sunday of ordinary time — will be celebrated Nov. 18 this year and will focus on a verse from Psalm 34, “This poor one cried out and the Lord heard.”

Why can’t we communicate?

Today, we have so many options available to help us communicate even better with our family, friends, those right next door and around the world. Unfortunately, we seem to be struggling with our ability to communicate with others, with ourselves and with God.