Pope Francis brings 4,000 homeless to Mass and then invites them to lunch
As it could not be otherwise: the poor and most needy were the protagonists of the first World Day of the Poor.
Thousands came and filled St. Peter’s Basilica, with several of them leading the procession that started the ceremony…
It was also the homeless who read the readings of the day.
During his homily, Pope Francis issued a warning.
From St. Peter’s Basilica and before 4,000 needy people, the pope said the sin of omission is on the rise. This is the sin of those who think to “be good” it is enough to simply not to do bad things.
“We often think that we haven’t done anything wrong, and so we rest content, presuming that we are good and just.”
November 8th is the feast day of Blessed John Duns Scotus, a Franciscan friar from Scotland noted for his theological and philosophical work in the high-middle ages (late 13th and early 14th centuries). Scotus’ work was in the generation that followed Thomas of Aquinas and Bonaventure. His work was complex and nuanced, and he is […]
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Sister Martha Janysek, CSSF and four sister students from India, living with her in San Antonio, Texas, drove the 30 miles to Sutherland Springs yesterday afternoon to pray for the victims of the shooting at the First Baptist Church. Sister Martha shared that she passes the community when she visits her family, who live southeast of the town. Sister wrote that the town consists of three businesses, a post office, two gas stations and a Dollar General. Due to the vast number of media and police vehicles the sisters parked near the Dollar General Store parking lot and prayed. Sister Martha plans to attend some of the services for the deceased and, after the media leaves the town, to return to pray and offer comfort to the small community.