- Aug 9, 2020
The Green Coffee project, a program of Catholic Relief Services and Caritas San Marcos, is helping cooperative members in Guatemala with better planting techniques and soil management to improve the quality in coffee beans. They hope to help people stay in the country.
Pope Francis recently recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother, an Oklahoma priest serving the poor in Guatemala who was murdered there in 1981, whose biographer describes him as “an ordinary person, who desired to love God with his whole heart, mind, and body.”
Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother, who was brutally murdered in Guatemala during the country’s civil war while he administered to the poor. Rother, of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, will become the first martyr born in the United States.
Pope Francis’s lived personalism is rooted in the conviction that we don’t love ideas or concepts, but real people. From issues such as immigration to economic justice and beyond, there’s nothing like contact with real, flesh-and-blood people to bring that truth home.