Dose of Faith sponsored this month by Franciscan Mission Associates.
As he became the new bishop of Savannah, Bishop Stephen D. Parkes said prayers from the faithful of the diocese will help. “I ask you for your prayers each day,” he told the congregation near the end of his two-and-half-hour ordination ceremony at the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist Sept. 23. “Please whisper my name to the Almighty so I can be the shepherd the diocese deserves,” he said.Read More.
Conversion is an ongoing process that relies on God’s endless patience and grace, Pope Francis said. Living a Christian life “is not made up of dreams and beautiful aspirations, but of concrete commitments, in order to open ourselves ever more to God’s will and to love for our brothers and sisters,” he said Sept. 27, talking about the day’s Gospel reading before reciting the Angelus prayer with visitors in St. Peter’s Square.Read More.
When Araceli Marín was looking for a day care center for her eldest son, someone recommended the “nuns” in southwest Miami, where she lives. When she and her husband visited the day care, they liked the environment so much that they did not mind waiting a year to register their son, because there were no vacancies.Read More.
When we think of saints, “radical” may not be one of the first qualities that comes to mind, but they were, and are, true radicals because they go to the root — the meaning of radical — of the Gospel message. In “Radical Saints” Melanie Rigney has chosen women who lived in the 20th century and were officially canonized in the 21st century. She features a wide variety of women, from those who are well known — like Teresa of Kolkata and Maria Faustina Kowalska — to many that almost none of her readers would have ever heard of.Read More.