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Luke Hansen, S.J. November 07, 2019
Deacon Andrade de Lima, the son of farmers who grew up on the banks of the Amazon River in the Solimões region, said he is involved in the formation of pastoral workers in the region and assists the bishops in the implementation of their decisions.
Gerard O’Connell November 07, 2019
Francis said that “to follow Jesus among the crucified” in today’s world involves many tasks.
Father Arturo Sosa, superior general of the Jesuits, Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, and Cardinal Michael Czerny, undersecretary of the Migrants and Refugee Section of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, attend a meeting in Rome Nov. 4, 2019. The meeting marked 50 years of the Jesuits' Social Justice and Ecology Secretariat. (CNS photo/courtesy Jesuits)
Gerard O’Connell November 06, 2019
They had come together, he said, to “celebrate God’s faithfulness in our 50-year journey and also to celebrate our faithfulness to his call,” as well as to celebrate Father Arrupe and the 57 Jesuits who “sacrificed their lives in the struggle for justice and equality.”
Pope Francis waves during the Angelus noon prayer he delivers from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia via RNS)
“There are circles and sectors that present themselves as ilustrados (enlightened) — they sequester the proclamation of the gospel through a distorted reasoning that divides the world between ‘civilized’ and ‘barbaric,'” Francis said. "On this basis, contempt can develop for people considered to be
People attend the concluding Mass of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon celebrated by Pope Francis at the Vatican Oct. 27, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
The most important thing to emerge from the synod was the unequivocal commitment by the church to seek new ways to preach the Gospel and to promote justice and stand in solidarity with the Amazon’s 34 million inhabitants.
James T. Keane October 30, 2019
When is it permissible, acceptable or prudent to deny the Eucharist to someone?