- Jan 25, 2020
The Dec. 3 announcement by the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, that the Vatican has decided to postpone the beatification of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has led to a grassroots effort to have Masses said all over the world to pray his beatification will go forward.
In prayer, we turn to God and make a response of faith. We are given a forum to express our thirst for God.
In a country overcoming decades of conflict, Pope Francis on Friday told some 40,000 people that they have the right to peace, but that they have to build their country on forgiveness and not “plotting opportunities for retaliation.”
“Contemplating Mary enables us to turn our gaze to all those many women, mothers and grandmothers of these lands who, by their quiet sacrifices, devotion and self-denial, are shaping the present and preparing the way for tomorrow’s dreams,” Pope Francis said Friday.
Francis tells priests and religious gathered in Panama not to grow weary, despite the sins of the Church.
Listen and seek, Pope Francis said during the last homily of his trip to the Baltic states, and warned against the dangers of power and consumerism.