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Sunday, 28 July 2013 23:27

Pope Francis is our model of the living paradox of Catholicism. Here is a Jesuit, taking the name of St. Francis of Assisi. Here is a man with access to the beauty and comfort of the Papal facilities, but refusing them. Here is a man who asks for very little, but gives everything of himself in humble service to every person he meets. Here is a man who is thoroughly well educated and learned, but always seeks to learn from others first.

Thursday, 25 July 2013 22:56

Pope Francis visited the community of Varginha today, a poor neighborhood in Rio. Here he encourages young people in particular to defeat despair and corruption with hope, to fight evil with good.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 23:18

Pope Francis visits the Saint Francis of Assisi Hospital which assists drug addicts and alcoholics and offers free medical care to the poor. "We must hold the hand of the one in need, of the one who has fallen into the darkness of dependency perhaps without even knowing how, and we must say to him or her: You can get up, you can stand up."

 

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 21:47

Pope Francis speaks about building a more just, fraternal and united world with the help of three simple attitudes: hopefulness, openness to being surprised by God, and living in joy.

 

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 00:42

This is the story of a precious young life, her mother, the most horrific crime in recent memory, and a judge who called for mercy.