OFFICE FOR SOCIAL MINISTRY “Let us love, not with words but with deeds.” (Pope Francis, Message for First World Day of the Poor 2017) As Jesus and our Holy Father have reminded us all, love is not just a word. It is an action. And as August approaches, it is a great time to reflect […]
OFFICE FOR SOCIAL MINISTRY “The angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him.’ Joseph rose and took the child and his mother by […]
OFFICE FOR SOCIAL MINISTRY “When we heal the wounds of refugees, displaced persons and victims of trafficking, we are practicing the commandment of love that Jesus has left us … Their flesh is that of Christ.” (Pope Francis) We crossed paths on a subway in Rome on the way to join thousands in St. Peter’s […]
OFFICE FOR SOCIAL MINISTRY “The Samaritan acts with true mercy: he binds up the man’s wounds, transports him to an inn, personally takes care of him, and provides for his upkeep. All this teaches us that compassion, love, is not a vague sentiment, but rather means taking care of the other to the point of […]
OFFICE FOR SOCIAL MINISTRY “Do not tire of courageously living the Gospel, which calls you to recognize and welcome the Lord Jesus among the smallest and most vulnerable. I entrust all child migrants, their families, their communities, and you who are close to them, to the protection of the Holy Family of Nazareth; may they […]
On Jan. 1, Pope Francis reminded us that Mary, the Mother of God, is a vital guide for all times. Our Holy Father focused on our mother Mary’s qualities as vital resources for our mission as church.
“Thanks from the bottom of our heart for your daily witness, which nourishes our hopes and our dreams, and gives us continuous glimmers of light.” These were the words of thanks that Pope Francis heard on the afternoon of his 80th birthday, Dec. 17, after celebrating breakfast with a group of homeless persons.
“We are called to enlarge the horizons of our hearts, to be surprised by the life that is presented each day with its newness.” (Pope Francis’ 2016 Advent message) This year Advent challenged us to enlarge the horizons of our hearts and be surprised by the celebration of new life revealed in the mystery we might call “Mercy Christmas.”
Talk Story “La Paz este con ustedes! Peace be with you!” These were the first words in a letter Bishop Larry Silva wrote to the family of the late Aracely del Carmen Urruela, Clara Isabel and John “Junior” — the mother and two children recently murdered in Puna. The words also opened the Mass of […]
Talk story Our faith is grounded in the Paschal Mystery, recently culminated in the celebration of Easter Sunday. It is hoped that the essence and images of Holy Week continue to nourish us throughout the year. It is in that spirit that we share images from the Ohana Mass for persons with disabilities on Easter […]