Tag: Rejoice and Be Glad

“Rejoice and Be Glad”: Not defending life? Pope Francis won’t let you off the hook, experts say

Vatican City | The latest exhortation from Pope Francis has made headlines for its claims about the importance of defending the value of all human lives: the unborn, the poor, and the immigrant. But Gaudete et exsultate’s broad emphasis isn’t an excuse for Catholics to avoid confronting the evil of abortion, several commentators told CNA…. Read more »

St. Grandma? Pope cites the famous and the ‘saint next door’

VATICAN CITY | Naturally in a document on the Christian call to holiness, Pope Francis cited a heavenly host of saints — including some whose sainthood causes are ongoing and some who probably will never be canonized. “A great cloud of witnesses,” he said, encourages each Christian to take steps toward holiness. “These witnesses may… Read more »