JESUS does not seem tired of shocking his disciples. He has already jolted them with the “beatification” of the poor, the hungry, the despised and the persecuted, and the four “woes” addressed to the rich, the well-fed, the satisfied and those who enjoy the favor of the people.
As we celebrate our 90 years of SFIC presence and ministry in the Philippines, we, the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Holy Mother of God (SFIC), affirm our charism as recognizing the presence of God “in the poor, the little ones and the powerless.”
WE know that holiness is for everyone. That’s what God wants us to be, since we are his image and likeness, children of his. He wants us to be like him. “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect,” Christ told us very clearly. (Mt 5,48)
Cardinal George Pell, 77, was sentenced to six years in prison March 13, just over two weeks after a Melbourne court allowed the publication of news that he had been found guilty of sexually abusing two boys.
Pope Francis wanted to go to Morocco in December to draw attention to the need for international cooperation in assisting migrants and in alleviating the situations that force people to seek a better life outside their homeland.