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Look at the world. Look at the state of it. What do you see?
When you look upon the world as illuminated by the Light of Grace, you see a different place than those who choose only sunlight and electricity.
Water covers two-thirds of our planet. It would seem the most abundant of...More
You turn on the tap and your water spews sludgy brown. Or, you find that the pipes have run dry again. So, you walk for 30 minutes out and 30 minutes back to collect water from a muddy river to make your family's meals, wash the dishes and bathe.
Your daughters may miss school so they...More
When an alien resides with you in your land, do not mistreat such a one. You shall treat the alien who resides with you no differently than the natives born among you; you shall love the alien as yourself; for you too were once aliens in the land of Egypt. I, the LORD, am your God...More
The megacity of Mumbai pulses with energy. Wealthy businesspeople share city space with the poorest dwellers of the slums. Think Slumdog Millionaire. This is where it was filmed.
A short drive from the cacophony of honking horns and swirling crowds, a teenage girl bends to...More
Like all concerned mothers, Victorine Minoarison and Helene Baotlata sacrifice for their families. They skimp on their own meals so their children can eat more. They work hard in their fields in rural Madagascar to harvest enough rice to sell and eat throughout the year.
The staccato cries of young children pierce the hot, humid air as babies and toddlers are weighed at a monthly health session in rural Mahatsara village in Madagascar. In a hut fashioned from local palm trees and corrugated tin, a scale hangs from a large hook balanced on a beam. Its black...More
"Christianity offered solid advantages to women. It treated them as equals in the eyes of God. It told husbands to treat their wives with as much consideration as Christ showed to his 'bride,' the Church. And it gave them the protection of Jesus' unusually definite teaching on the...More
"Any well-regulated and productive association of men in society demands the acceptance of one fundamental principle: that each individual man is truly a person. His is a nature, that is, endowed with intelligence and free will. As such he has rights and duties, which together flow as a direct...More
This past month, the Catholic world marked its first year walking in the faith with Pope Francis. In 1 short year, he's been celebrated for his words and his actions, both inside and outside the Church, renewed the call of the Gospel and brought deep meaning to the mission of Catholic Relief...More