Pope Francis said each human being is created in God’s image and likeness at the end of an interreligious gathering in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 1 when he met with Rohingya refugees.
Pope Francis expressed his intention to promote an extraordinary missionary month in October 2019 with the goal of increasing the passion for the church’s evangelizing activity ‘ad gentes,'” a phrase meaning “to the nations” and used to describe missionary activity focused on people who still have not heard the Gospel.
When Hurricane Harvey stranded Father David Bergeron, he used his kayak for a greater purpose: to be present for the many hurricane victims stranded in his midst.
The Diocese of St. Cloud will have its diocesan Encuentro on Sept. 24 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. Nearly 400 people from around the diocese were registered to attend as of Sept. 19.
Helping people forge a deeper relationship with our Lord is the key to addressing a whole host of problems that beset the church and society.
Through digital outreach, Pope Francis has set forth a challenge to create a culture of encounter whether it be through emails, text messages, social networks and chats.
Thirty-some Catholics already have joined, fulfilling a bold mission: to make like the apostles and spread the Good News.
Called by the bishops, the historic convocation will find more than 3,000 Catholic leaders — bishops, clergy, religious and laypeople — meeting July 1-4 in Orlando, Florida, to focus on how the pope’s 2013 apostolic exhortation, “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”), applies in the United States.
Always preach the whole truth of the Gospel with humility and respect and never be afraid to offer that truth just “one sip at a time,” Pope Francis told the world’s priests.
Author, Chris Lowney, writes book “Everyone Leads: How to Revitalize the Catholic Church,” 80 percent “hopeful, positive.”