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Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The 12 women whose feet were washed by Pope Francis included women from Italy, Bulgaria, Nigeria, Ukraine, Russia, Peru, Venezuela and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jake Theriot
During my time as the assistant Catholic chaplain at a state prison, I learned how chaplains must model their ministry to those who are vulnerable in the same spirit as St. Veronica.
Gerard O’Connell
He said he told the pope, “I could spend all day here talking to you,” and Francis replied, “So could I!”
In this “Preach” episode, Sarah Hansman delivers a homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, and shares with host Ricardo da Silva, S.J., how her corporate experience prepared her to take risks and practice vulnerability in preaching.
A young man in an orange prison uniform reads a book, while in the background another prisoner looks at a chessboard..
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Michael Hallett
A prison warden in Mississippi hired nearly a dozen released model inmates to work as chaplains, counselors and teachers. Other prisons can follow suit—and Christian ministries can help.
A whiteboard with a list of services offered by the Murphy Center
Politics & SocietyGoodNews
Christopher Parker
Prison reform advocates, including the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition and the Urban Institute, have praised the program for having “dramatically changed the field of re-entry in Colorado.”