Praying for the Living and the Dead and the Call to Community

On the eve of All Saints Day I have not been thinking about Halloween, tricks, treats or tacky costumes. I’ve been thinking about building community. Pope Francis is constantly calling us to a larger sense of community, and so does the communion of saints. A Broad & Deep Sense of Community During the Year...

Season of Creation

Season of Creation Begins with World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation In 2015 Pope Francis asked Catholics to join with the Orthodox Church to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. A number of other Christian churches had already joined them in it for a number of...

World Environment Day – 5 June

World Environment Day has been Celebrated Since 1972 Did you know that World Environment Day has been celebrated since 1972? In that year the United Nations convened the first major international conference on environmental issues. Because the Conference was held in Stockholm, Sweden, it became known as the Stockholm Conference. Pope Paul VI was...