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    • January 15, 2018


      Cindy Wooden, January 14, 2018 | Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Being afraid and concerned about the impact of migration is not a sin, Pope Francis said, but it is a sin to let those fears lead to a refusal … Continue reading

    • March 15, 2017

      The Reality of Mercy

      Vatican Radio – March 15, 2017 Pope: ‘a culture of mercy renews hearts and opens up to a new reality’ Pope Francis has sent a message of encouragement and thanks to members of the International Association for Charity (AIC) as … Continue reading

    • March 8, 2017

      Pope Francis Ash Wednesday Homily

      Vatican Radio – March 1, 2017 “Return to me with all your heart… return to the Lord” (Jl 2:12, 13).  The prophet Joel makes this plea to the people in the Lord’s name.  No one should feel excluded: “Assemble the … Continue reading

    • February 15, 2017


       Kari Pohl, February 14, 2017  |  Global Sisters Report I recently returned to live in the United States after six years in Nicaragua, where I had become accustomed to irregular water service — or rather, the regular stoppages in water service. … Continue reading

    • February 9, 2017

      Fighting Human Trafficking

      Pope Francis, February 8, 2017   |  Vatican Radio Pope Francis appealed to government leaders to be strong in the fight against the scourge of human trafficking. Marking Wednesday’s ‘International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking’ marked annually on 8 … Continue reading

    • February 1, 2017

      Beyond the Women’s Marches

      Chris Herlinger and Gail DeGeorge, January 26, 2017   |   Global Sisters Report Catholic sisters who joined an estimated 3 million people in Women’s Marches in 500 U.S. cities on Jan. 21 said they are heartened by the large turnout, the … Continue reading

    • January 25, 2017

      Bring Good News

      Joshua J. McElwee |  Jan. 24, 2017   |  National Catholic Reporter Vatican City – Pope Francis is asking news outlets around the globe to remember to focus not only on news of the world’s tragedies or scandals but also on positive … Continue reading

    • January 18, 2017

      Be a Volunteer

      Kristen Whitney Daniels, January 16, 2017 | Global Sisters Report When Tracey Horan started her internship with the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, she had no idea what the next year would have in store. Horan thought that she might … Continue reading

    • January 11, 2017

      Pray to End Human Trafficking

      REFLECTION & PRAYER TO END HUMAN TRAFFICKING January 11 – February 8, 2017 Saint Josephine Bakhita was born in southern Sudan in 1869. As a young girl, she was kidnapped and sold into slavery. She was treated brutally by her … Continue reading

    • January 4, 2017

      2016 – Year of Mercy

      Michael Sean Winters, December 29, 2016 | National Catholic Reporter In the life of the church, 2016 mostly coincided with the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which officially began in late 2015 and concluded on the feast of Christ the King … Continue reading