• Even in dark times, never lose hope in God’s love, pope says

    Even in dark times, never lose hope in God’s love, pope says

    • Feb 15, 2017

    “It’s easy to say: ‘God loves us,’” Pope Francis said during his weekly general audience. “But think a little; is each one of us capable of saying: ‘I am sure that God loves me?’ It is not so easy to say but it is true. This is a good exercise, to tell yourselves, ‘God loves me.’ This is the root of our security, the root of our hope.”

  • Pope chooses Franciscan friar to lead his Lenten retreat

    Pope chooses Franciscan friar to lead his Lenten retreat

    • Feb 14, 2017

    Pope Francis has chosen Father Giulio Michelini, a Franciscan professor of biblical theology, to lead his annual Lenten retreat. Michelini will lead meditations on the Gospel of Matthew’s description of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus at the Pauline Fathers’ retreat center in Ariccia, 20 miles southeast of Rome.

  • Bishops seek food relief as Kenya declares drought area national disaster

    Bishops seek food relief as Kenya declares drought area national disaster

    • Feb 14, 2017

    Three days after Kenyan bishops appealed for food relief, the government declared the country’s drought a national disaster. Kenya’s food insecurity has nearly doubled so that now 1.25 million people are affected, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.