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A Hungarian Franciscan Who Helps Abandoned Children

#5 Father Csaba Böjte A Hungarian Franciscan who helps abandoned children "To free my fellows from the chains of fear and little faith..." “Every child is a message for humanity: God loves us. Raising a child is an encounter with God. Jesus said: if someone adopts one of the smallest, receive myself,” says Father Csaba Böjte, [...]

“Hungary Before Everything, God Above Us All”

#7 Viktor Orbán The president of Hungary is controversial, but steadfast “Why haven’t we Hungarians disappeared?... The key to our survival was the adoption of the Christian faith.” “Hungarians account for 0.2 percent of the world’s population. Is there any point in a nation of this size taking a stance and standing up for a cause? [...]

Three Pro-Life Crusaders in Post-Christian Ireland

#8 Katie Ascough, Niamh Uí Bhriain, Cora Sherlock Three female Irish activists chose to make a stand for life in their once deeply-Catholic country, despite much resistance, even backlash, from their peers. “We may have lost a battle, but our cause will never be defeated." On January 1, 2019, abortion services became available in Ireland for [...]

Pope at Angelus urges leaders to be discerning, just and merciful

Pope Francis addresses the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Sunday Angelus calling on all those who have educational or leadership responsibilities to be aware of their role and to be wise, discerning and merciful. Pope Francis on Sunday reflected on the Gospel reading of the day in which Jesus invites his disciples to [...]

Pope at Mass: “Where is your brother?”

Reflecting on the episode of Cain and Abel in the Bible, Pope Francis in his homily at Mass on Monday said we are asked many uncomfortable questions regarding our brothers. “Where is your brother?” This is the question that God asks each one of us in our hearts regarding our brother who is sick, in prison [...]

Pope on All Saints Day: Beatitudes, the path to holiness in daily life

On All Saints, Nov. 1, Pope Francis recited the midday ‘Angelus’ prayer with the faithful and tourists in Rome St. Peter’s Square. Pope Francis on Thursday urged Christians to seek holiness not by accomplishing extraordinary things but by following the path of the Beatitudes without half measures in everyday life. The Holy Father offered the exhortation [...]

Pope in Ireland

Pope in Ireland: Share Gospel of family as joy for the world Pope Francis’ calls on families to “become a source of encouragement for others” in his homily at Phoenix Park, Dublin, at the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families. Taking his lead from Sunday’s Gospel reading, Pope Francis said Jesus’ words, “with the promise [...]

Pope to Diplomatic Corps: Uphold human rights, defend family

Pope Francis addresses members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See, calling for the defence of life and support for families, and migrants. Speaking to members of the Diplomatic Corps on Monday, Pope Francis devoted this New Year's address to the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was adopted 70 years ago. The Pope told [...]

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