- Sep 24, 2020
The celebration of Labor Day this weekend reminds us of the blessing of being able to work, as well as to receive the benefits of the work of others.
VATICAN CITY — Even while enjoying a summer break, people should not forget those who are suffering because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis said Aug. 16 after reciting the Angelus prayer with visitors in St. Peter’s Square. The pope’s call for prayers for those who have lost their jobs
Pope Francis has a classically Latin American passion for the Madonna and for popular devotions to her that express the souls of so many cultures on his home continent.
As her adult children, we tried to list all the things mom usually does around the house, for our family, and within the extended family and broader community. As we were composing the list, we were shocked at how much mom gets done. Three adult children could barely cover what one older woman knocks out in a week.
Burkina Faso has been consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in a bid to stem the tide of jihadist attacks in the country and the rest of the Sahel region of Africa.
“She never wanted for herself something that was of her son,” Pope Francis said Thursday. “She never introduced herself as co-redemptrix. No. Disciple,” he said, meaning that Mary saw herself as a disciple of Jesus.