BLOG: Refugees
(CNS photo/Christinne Muschi, Reuters) Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees Dear brothers and sisters! “You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 19:34). Throughout ...read more
Every November, the majestic migration of monarch butterflies flutters south from eastern Canada to central Mexico. These monarchs make their winter home in the tree tops of lush wild life reserves where their safety is protected and their presence celebrated. Their pictures fill travel magazines and attract droves of tourists. This winter, a reverse, much ...read more
This coming Sunday, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated at the Vatican. In recent days Pope Francis’ message, entitled “Migrants minors, vulnerable and voiceless,” was presented alongside all the other initiatives of the Italian Church. In 2015, 65.3 million people around the world were forced to migrate. Of those, 21.3 million were ...read more
Join us in prayer for the intentions entrusted to us by Pope Francis. For November 2016, we join the Holy Father in praying for: Countries Receiving Refugees – That the countries which take in a great number of displaced persons and refugees may find support for their efforts which show solidarity. Collaboration of Priests and Laity – That ...read more
Why Do You Look for the Living Among the Dead? Easter message by Bishop Douglas Crosby, O.M.I. Bishop of Hamilton and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops As Syrian refugees begin to settle into their new reality of life in Canada, stories of their journeys to this new land all have similar themes. ...read more
Pope Francis celebrated the Missa in coena Domini – the Mass of the Lord’s Supper – on Thursday, leading the Church of Rome into the sacred Paschal Triduum that culminates in the great Easter Vigil in the night between Holy Saturday and Resurrection Sunday. This year, the Holy Father celebrated the Lord’s Supper at a ...read more