• Pope calls missionaries heroes of evangelization

    Pope calls missionaries heroes of evangelization

    • May 10, 2016

    VATICAN CITY — Young women and men who are tired of today’s self-centered, materialistic society should consider becoming missionaries — the heroes of evangelization, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass. “Life is worth living” to the full, “but in order to live it well, ‘consume’ it in service, in

  • Lay missionaries find purpose during work abroad

    Lay missionaries find purpose during work abroad

    • Apr 21, 2016

    Before Connor Bergeron of Reston, Virginia, left to serve as a lay missionary in Bolivia, he wasn’t sure how the experience would impact his life, other than soaking in the excitement and intrigue of living abroad. After graduating from college, Bergeron was looking for an experience that would help him

  • Pope Francis sends forth corps of priests as ‘Missionaries of Mercy’

    Pope Francis sends forth corps of priests as ‘Missionaries of Mercy’

    • Feb 10, 2016

    ROME — Pope Francis has tapped more than 1,000 Catholic priests to become “Missionaries of Mercy” during his jubilee year, and on Tuesday he told more than 700 of them that when listening to other people’s sins, they must respect and encourage those who, “with shame,” go to confession. “Let’s