Tears a proper, holy response to suffering, pope tells youths

Pope Francis embraces Glyzelle Palomar, 12, after she spoke during a meeting with young people at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila Jan. 18. Also pictured is Jun Chura, 14, who also spoke. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)   MANILA, Philippines — The realities of life described by young people, especially the tearful question of a […]

Trip highlights pontiff’s tenacity, attention to details

Pope Francis celebrates Mass adjacent to the airport in Tacloban, Philippines, Jan. 17. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)   MANILA, Philippines — New situations are opportunities to learn new things, even about the 78-year-old Pope Francis. After two days of watching the pope tenaciously keep his appointments in the Philippines despite pouring rain Jan. 17-18, one lesson […]

Sister Monica Martin, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity: In generosity, God cannot be outdone

In declaring 2015 to be the Year of Consecrated Life, Pope Francis invites us to deepen our relationship with God. We are all consecrated by baptism. God loves us very much and desires nothing more than for us to love him in return. We can do that by spending more time in prayer. Even 15 […]

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