As people the world over celebrated, commemorated and even criticized the tiny Albanian nun and her outreach to India’s poorest, many in India notched up their enthusiasm to an understandably high degree. Marianna Bartholomew has the news from a missionary priest in India.
Browsing: World View Wednesdays
When Pope Francis visited Mexico this week, he drew the world’s attention to the plight of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers like Pablo who stream toward the United States from Central America in search of protection from violence by gangs and organized criminal networks.
To mark 5 years since the start of the Syrian war, Kevin Hartigan, CRS’ regional director for Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, reflects on the evolution of the crisis and the role that the Catholic Church has played in responding to it.
Edibles and clothing, décor and transport – we touch the world as we traverse through our days. Marianna Bartholomew asks, wouldn’t it be great to allow this gratitude to also stir in us a sense of responsibility — one that transcends any sense of entitlement to these goods?
Colleen Mitchell was inspired by her experience at a papal audience and resolves to see the ordinary, everyday service she is called to offer as an extraordinary opportunity to see and be Christ present.
We’re thrilled to again be partnering with our friends at Unbound to be a part of the families they serve around the world! Unbound has joined us as a “World View Wednesday” contributor. Each month, they will be sharing a column to inform you about the lives of families around the world. We will also offer you the chance to partner tangibly with them by prayerfully considering sponsoring a child or aging friend.
When Marianna Bartholomew sees Pope Francis move about so joyfully, embrace and interact with every imaginable type of person, from members of Congress, to the disabled along his route, she knows that many hidden actions are taking place in the hearts of those who see them — because he is our Peter.
In Sierra Leone, Catholic Relief Services trains community volunteers to work with children who have lost one or both parents to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Catholic Relief Services and Caritas Iraq will open more child support centers over the next year to support more than 6,000 children. These centers are geared to be a bridge back to a formal education for displaced children.
Marianna Bartholomew learned about a brand-new saint on a family vacation. This saint’s story reminds us that if we pray and listen, God will lead our steps in our own unique voyage. Sometimes, he might lead us out of our comfort zone, but the rewards are great.
Marianna Bartholomew shares a learning experience and urges us not to be greedy monkeys. If we open our fists, God will help us cast material and spiritual goods to others in a nourishing shower, as He wills. The ricochet effect, of course, is that the more we give, the more our lives will be filled with joy.