- Jan 19, 2021
Opening the Church’s season of Advent, Pope Francis Sunday celebrated Mass with a crop of new cardinals he elevated yesterday, warning against the temptations of mediocrity and indifference and touting prayer and charity as the remedy.
U.S. Catholic parishes, schools and groups have been collecting items since the fall to share Christmas joy in small packages for children in poverty-stricken nations and will deliver the gift boxes to local drop-off centers during Box of Joy Week, Nov. 7-15.
The followers of the God-Man from far off Palestine believed in the profoundly novel conviction that every human being was made in the image of the One God and held a untouchable dignity that merited and called forth respect, protection, and care.
The Catholic Church asked the UK government to give extra cash to religious charities to prevent them from going bust as the country crashed officially into a recession.
Governments and charity organizations throughout the world are rallying to send support to Lebanon in the wake of last week’s catastrophic explosion in Beirut.