The explosive global refugee crisis — likely the top debate-generating news story of 2015 — seems destined to dominate domestic and foreign politics for years to come at a time when Pope Francis has been calling for a compassionate world response.
Pope Francis made a surprise visit to the place where his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, created the world’s first Nativity scene.
St. Pascal Baylon in St. Paul recently replaced a bronze tabernacle stolen from the church Sept. 4. The new one is a replica of the stolen tabernacle and was made by Excelsis, a U.S. manufacturer of church goods. It arrived at the parish Dec. 23 and was blessed at Masses Jan. 2 and 3.
Little more than a week after a tragic, Christmas weekend automobile accident took the lives of an involved parish family of four, Father Daniel Griffith began Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Jan. 3 remembering Christopher and Rae Anne Moe and their children, Samantha and Anthony.
God’s ability to forgive “knows no limits” as his mercy frees people from bitterness and despair, Pope Francis said.
The gift of mercy is a light that helps Christians reflect on the past year and radiates hope at the start of the new year, Pope Francis said.
Monica Ngeno does not consider herself an outgoing person. In her words, she’s “mostly introverted.”
Pope Francis called on Christians to pray for victims of several natural disasters that have hit parts of the United States, Great Britain and Paraguay.