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.

Nurture hope tomorrow by healing pain today, pope says

The gift of hope becomes tangible in people’s lives through concrete actions that seek to relieve the suffering of the poor and console the downtrodden, Pope Francis said In his homily at a Mass for the World Day of the Poor Nov. 14.