(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday (the Feast of the Ascension) presided over a prayer vigil “To Dry the Tears” in St Peter’s Basilica dedicated to all those who are suffering and who seek consolation.
(CNA) To observe the Jubilee Year of Mercy and to connect it with past Jubilee Years, the pilgrimage office of the Diocese of Rome is displaying historical documents proclaiming the jubilees dating back to 1300.
(Lindsey Kettner, Relevant Radio) You may have heard it said that there are no plateaus in the spiritual life, that at any given moment you are moving closer or further away from God, but never remaining in the same place.
(CNA) On Wednesday Pope Francis said the parable of the Good Shepherd is a key example of God’s mercy, because it represents the depth of the Lord's concern in ensuring that no one is lost.
(Bishop Barron) Last week the world marked the 400th anniversary of the death of the greatest writer in the English language and one of the three or four most significant artists the human race has produced. William Shakespeare simply contains so much.
(Lindsey Kettner, Relevant Radio) That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.
(Sheila Liaugminas) Faith groups are attacked, Christians specifically targeted for elimination.