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Pope Francis

What the poor can teach us

Shortly after his election, Pope Francis explained why he took the name “Francis” as his papal name after St. Francis Assisi. “How I would like a Church that is poor and for the poor,” he said. The notion that the Church shouldn’t just help…

Pope Francis-The mercy of God

Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist The mercy of God is not some beautiful idea, but rather a concrete action. There is no mercy without being concrete. Mercy is not doing good “in passing,” but getting involved where there is…

‘Wasting time’ as a family

You have probably heard it said that kids spell love T-I-M-E. Most of us know instinctively that this is true. But knowing doesn’t necessarily make it easy to put into practice. Time is the one thing most of us claim to lack, no matter…