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  • At mafia prison, Francis says Holy Thursday is not ‘folklore’

    At mafia prison, Francis says Holy Thursday is not ‘folklore’

    • Apr 13, 2017

    In a maximum security prison for mafia informers on Holy Thursday, Pope Francis washed the feet of a dozen inmates, telling them that it is a gesture meant to be a reminder of God’s love for humanity: “Until the end, giving his life for each one of us.” He insisted the ceremony is not “folklore,” but a remembrance of what Jesus himself did.

  • A radical proposal: ‘Love one another’

    • Apr 2, 2015

    For five years, she washed my mother’s feet. Every day. She washed her feet, her legs and arms, changed her sheets and her dressings. Fed her, read to her, prayed the rosary with her each night. When my mother could no longer walk or talk or even recognize her, the

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