Fraternity is the path to salvation, said Canadian Cardinal Michael Czerny.
The Archdiocese of Seattle and its St. James Cathedral will sell and redevelop four properties in the city’s First Hill neighborhood as part of a project that aims to create affordable housing and steer the neighborhood towards carbon neutrality.
Pope Francis tackled several issues in his new encyclical, but the section devoted to ending capital punishment was particularly cheered by U.S. Catholics who oppose the death penalty.
Pope Francis’s new encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti,” outlines his recipe for rebuilding a post-pandemic world, beginning with a complete restructuring of politics and civil discourse in order to create systems prioritizing the community and the poor, rather than individual or market interests.
Calling all people of goodwill to care for one another as brothers and sisters, Pope Francis urged people not to despair of making the world a better place, but to start creating the world they want through personal action and political lobbying.
Has Pope Pope Francis provided the Church with the resources to navigate another such great global struggle and come out the other side, alive and kicking? Only time will tell, but when that assessment eventually is drawn up, the conversation almost certainly will begin with ”Fratelli Tutti”.
In his first trip outside Rome since the coronavirus pandemic began, Pope Francis celebrated Mass Saturday at the tomb of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi, and signed his new encyclical on human fraternity.
Pope Francis will travel to Assisi Oct. 3 to sign an encyclical on the social, political and economic obligations that flow from a belief that all people are children of God and therefore brothers and sisters to one another.
Dear Editor: As we know, an encyclical is one the highest forms of teaching from the pope. I was quite disappointed by your editorial (“Impacting the World,” June 27): watering down the extensive content of the message to a “care for each other,” which is the core message but without mentioning any local commitment to […]
VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’, On Care for Our Common Home” points to numerous ways world organizations, nations and communities must move forward and the way individuals – believers and people of good will – should see, think, feel and act. Here are some of the pope’s suggestions, with references in […]