When 19-year-old Nicholas Peters of San Carlos understood that his life would not be a long one, he decided to spend the days that might be left to him ministering to the forgotten and the hopeless on the streets of San Francisco.
Priests from across the country attended the Oct. 7-10 gathering, discussing topics such as the need of fraternity and care among their peers and also the need to tend to those who are suffering in their home parishes.
The sun shone on Catholic Charities, literally, Oct. 17 as Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory blessed a solar array installed on five acres of the agency’s land surrounding the Missionaries of Charity’s Gift of Peace home.
In Charles Camosy’s new book, “Resisting Throwaway Culture: How a Consistent Life Ethic Can Unite a Fractured People,” Camosy argues that the church is uniquely positioned to challenge a culture that has lost its moral bearings.
Standing where the phrase “by the sweat of their brow” is a daily reality for hundreds of Madagascar’s poor, Pope Francis prayed for those whose daily bread is earned by hard physical labor and for the unemployed longing to earn a living for their families.