From the Vatican
EVANGELIZATION: Formation in Spiritual Discernment: That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.
Pope Francis has created a new Marian feast day. The Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, will be celebrated the Monday after Pentecost. The feast will be celebrated every year, according to a decree issued by …
UNIVERSAL: SAY “NO” TO CORRUPTION: That those who have material, political, or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.
Pope Francis's message for World Communications Day 2018 concludes with this prayer: Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Help us to recognize the evil latent in a communication that does not build communion. Help us to remove the venom…
EVANGELIZATION: RELIGIOUS MINORITIES IN ASIA: That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practice their faith in full freedom.
The Elderly: That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.
Christians in Asia: That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.
Workers and the unemployed: That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.
Parishes: That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.
I spent a year reading Pope Francis, and it was the hardest year of my life. It wasn’t that Pope Francis is hard to read — he’s not. It is just that he was really hard to read in 2015–2016, if you knew you had to write a book…