Notre Dame de Namur Sr. Dorothy Stang’s persistent activism on behalf of Brazil’s poor and the earth is well known to environmental and social justice activists throughout the world. Thursday marks the 10-year anniversary of her death at the hands of hired guns.
Simply Spirit: Scripture reflection is a gift for everyone, especially for our elders who were denied access to the Bible after being told as children, "It will only confuse you."
Never forget to pray, even while commuting, taking a walk or when waiting in line, Pope Francis said.
And don't just stick to prayers memorized from childhood, but include heartfelt requests and pleas for help, advice and guidance, he said.
Several Australian bishops said they would support re-establishment of year-round Friday abstinence in Australia, following the lead of England and Wales.