October 2020

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St. John Paul II

It became so natural, but when Saint John Paul II was elected as Pope in Rome in 1978, it was almost beyond comprehension. He was the first non-Italian in centuries to become bishop of Rome. But it took almost no...

World Food Day

I’m one of the lucky ones. I’ve never had to worry about having enough food. Yet in the city where I live, food security is an issue for many people. In 2019, more than 39,000 people visited an emergency food...

NEW ENCYCLICAL IS A CRI DE COEUR FROM POPE FRANCIS

I can already imagine the criticisms of Fratelli Tutti, the new encyclical by Pope Francis on fraternity and social friendship released yesterday, October 4. They’ll accuse him of interfering in politics and the economic sphere, being naïve about human nature,...

Grace and Gratitude During a Pandemic

I once heard a talk given by Bishop Paul Andre Durocher on the topic of grace. He filled his presentation with concrete images to break this open. He told the story of a little boy in Grade 2 who was teased...

Bayard, Inc. To Sell Hope-Full Living Brand To Worship Anew

WORCESTER, Massachusetts, Sept. 16, 2020 – Bayard, Inc., one of the largest religious publishers in North America, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Hope-Full Living brand to Worship Anew. Hope-Full Living was created and launched in 2011 by Creative...

FOR THE CARE OF CREATION

A DIFFERENT WAY TO APPROACH THE WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION     This is an image of the Eagle Nebula. Nebulae are clouds of cosmic dust and gas stars are formed. Consider this image light years away and...

A Courageous Model

To make a courageous choice that leads to personal loss is difficult. Most of us choose self-protection over self sacrifice. To make such a choice when that loss is one’s very life is beyond difficult. But, as Christians, we are...