This month, the Holy Father makes a heartfelt appeal in The Pope Video for Christians in Africa, so that they can give a testimony of justice and peace.
A self-employed carpenter for 31 years, Mark has had to jump a lot of hurdles to get his business — and his family — to the steady place they are now. His daughter, Veronika, is sponsored through Unbound and he attributes much of the family’s economic stability to her sponsorship.
On the menu for CatholicMom.com’s Sunday Brunch, we have a sample of articles from the past week.
Sr. Margaret Kerry, fsp shares how faith is alive in Africa and is being done to support and nurture Catholics and Christians on the African continent.
When we pray the “Our Father”, taking the time to meditate upon the meaning of each of its phrases, we often have to remind ourselves what it means for the Lord to “give us this day our daily bread.” Colleen Mitchell shares about her friend Esther and invites us all to remember those struggling from malnourishment in our daily “Our Father.”
It is often difficult for us to imagine exactly what Pope Francis is referencing when he speaks with such passionate conviction about the needs of the poor. What may be even more difficult for us to imagine is that in the places where the poor live, the Church herself is more often than not poor. Colleen Mitchell invites you to leave your prayers in the comments as a spiritual bouquet for the community she’ll be serving in Tanzania this week.
Religiously-charged conflict in Central African Republic begs our prayers.
Amid all of the violence in Central African Republic (CAR), I did not expect to see images of pilgrimage and faith. In the town of Boda, Lobaye District, pilgrims gathered to celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. The photos are beautiful. The ceremony is spiritual.