Church leaders in Derry, Northern Ireland, describe how the Irish nun’s life and death has impacted the tight-knit local Catholic community.
The amazing preservation of the statue of Our Lady of Light has given comfort to the Latin American nation where hundreds have been killed by one of the worst earthquakes in living memory.
Sister Clare Crockett, an Irish religious sister, has a beautiful vocation story, according to EWTN. Sister Clare was the voice of “Lucy” on the long-running EWTN children’s television series Hi Lucy.
NEWS ANALYSIS: But the Holy Father made it clear during last week’s trip that he will bring a challenging moral and economic message to the U.S. this fall.
The Holy Father explained his words were a call for prayer ‘that the Lord would purify us from the crises’ among families, such as are described in the working document for the Oct. 4-25 synod.
‘You do not convince people with arguments, strategies or tactics,’ the Holy Father said on July 12. ‘You convince them by learning how to welcome them.’
‘Prayer is the reflection of our love for God, for others and for all creation,’ Pope Francis during a vespers service on July 11. ‘The commandment of love is the greatest way for the missionary disciple to be conformed to Jesus.’
‘Happiness is demanding; it requires commitment and effort,’ the Holy Father told a gathering at Leon Condou stadium on July 11. ‘You are too important to be satisfied with living life under a kind of anesthesia.’
“Christians in particular are bearers of a message of salvation which has the ability to ennoble and to inspire great ideals,’ the Holy Father said in a July 8 address at the Cathedral of La Paz.
He challenged his audience on July 7 in Ecuador: “Are you your brothers’ keepers?”
Sister Andrea Romero Saltos, a native Ecuadorian who works at the Vatican, said the Holy Father’s visit is bringing joy to ‘a Church on the move.’
The Holy Father noted regrettably that political agendas are often pushed forward through confrontation and a desire to ‘eliminate’ the other, rather than by working together for the common good
Jesuit Father Francisco Cortés, better known as 'Paquito,' renewed his 30-year friendship with the Holy Father at a meeting on July 6.
Speaking Sunday of Ecuador’s Catholic heritage, the Pope cited the saints who have been produced by the country.
NEWS ANALYSIS: During next week’s homecoming to his native continent, the Holy Father will visit three of its least-known Catholic countries — Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay.
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