In its 30 years of operation, the foundation had distributed more than $40 million to projects in rural areas across the region.
Catholic communities are invited to grow in the joy of encounter and to recognize the new life that migrants bring with them, Pope Francis said, marking the release of a Vatican document on ministering to migrants in a multicultural world.
Catholic Extension named the cardinal the recipient of its seventh annual award for his solidarity with the Church in Cuba and advocacy for the weak and marginalized.
“By making use of distance learning, ecclesiastical faculties could broaden the academic formation they offer, to reach those who, in one way or another, are involved in evangelizing activities.”
“‘In the eyes of the world,’ Father Steve told us, ‘This child means nothing. But in the eyes of God and of our Church, this child is precious and valued.'”
Around the world, communities of their Jesuit brothers and laity involved in social justice circles made sure names of slain Jesuits and what they stood for was not forgotten.