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FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
One of the lesser-known facts about the story of the seven days of creation is that it was written in response to a disaster, and its comforts can be applicable even today.
Midtown New York during rush hour. (iStock)
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
I want to savor the beauty that is all around me, to be a witness to whatever this day will offer me, and all the people in it. But it’s hard!
Pope Francis greets a girl during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
Pope Francis in today's audience: "In our continuing catechesis on discernment, the process of making sound decisions about the God-given meaning and direction of our lives, we now consider the importance of prayer."
An area deforested by wildcat mining is seen in a zone known as Mega 14, in the southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios, Peru.
Politics & SocietyNews
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis used this year's World Day of Prayer for Creation to comment on the need for humanity to address climate change by refocusing centrality toward Christ and away from our own "consumerist excesses.”
FaithNews
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
“Capital punishment offers no justice to victims, but rather encourages revenge. And it prevents any possibility of undoing a possible miscarriage of justice,” the pope said in a video message Aug. 31.
desks in a classroom without students in them, blackboard in the back
FaithFaith in Focus
Shemaiah Gonzalez
I want this for my own children and their classmates, that they will feel the prayers of their community as they navigate a world that views our faith as old-fashioned, ridiculous and even malicious.