The call to make sacrifices for others out of love remains urgent as so many people continue to suffer from war, violence, exclusion and poverty, Pope Francis said.
Make time this Lent to love the excluded, defenseless, despised, pope says
‘Life is too short to do irrelevant things,’ says Polish doctor; he left city life to build hospice for poor, needy in the country
Dr. Pawel Grabowski dropped his life in a big city in Poland and moved to Podlasie, northeastern Poland, to take care of those excluded from medical care system.
Social ministry ‘fundamentally a work of faith,’ cardinal says
The Mass celebrated by Cardinal Wilton Gregory came on the final day of the Jan. 28-31 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering. The meeting addressed workers’ rights, migrants and refugees, housing inequities, hunger and food insecurity, poverty, climate change, systemic racism, gun violence, restorative justice, abortion, domestic violence, and “pro-woman and pro-family policies.”
‘The future is in your hands,’ pope tells Congolese young people
The pope met Feb. 2 with 65,000 screaming, singing, swaying young people in Kinshasa’s Martyrs’ Stadium, a soccer stadium named to honor four politicians hanged there in 1966 by the dictator Mobutu Sese Seko.
Migration must be managed, not stopped, pope tells European governments
Pope Francis said governments cannot and should not try to stop migration over the Mediterranean, but they must find better, more coordinated ways to handle the movement of people.
‘Love is the most important ingredient’ in Lebanese meal project
The meals program is a joint effort between the Jesuits of Lebanon and international businessman Nabil Chartouni takes on a special meaning during the Advent season.
Love the Lord by loving the poor, pope says at Mass
Wars, famine and calamities of every kind can tempt Christians to a paralyzing fear that the world is about to end; what they must do instead is act, even in a small way, to make the world a better place, Pope Francis said Nov. 13, celebrating Mass for the World Day of the Poor.
Superpowers at war add to the world’s poor, pope says in message
The senselessness of war produces tremendous poverty, and its violence strikes those who are defenseless and vulnerable, Pope Francis said in message for the World Day of the Poor, which will be marked Nov. 13, 2022.