Author Archives: Sarah Christian

Top 10 Quotes from Pope Francis’ 2014 World Youth Day Message

Here are some of the highlights from this year’s message: “Jesus asks us to follow him and to travel with him along the path of love, the path that alone leads to eternal life.” “We face so many challenges in life: poverty, distress, humiliation, the struggle for justice, persecutions, the difficulty of daily conversion, the […]

Top 5 Quotes from Pope Francis’ Recent Interview with Young People

Pope Francis was recently interviewed by a group of young people from Belgium. Here are five of the best quotes from the interview: “For me, the heart of the Gospel is about the poor.” “We’re all brothers and sisters. Believers, non-believers or whether belonging to this or that religious confession, Jews, Muslims… we’re all brothers […]

Rwanda: Remembering the past, embracing the future

Check out the video below on Kwibuka20. Here is some background information on it: Kwibuka means ‘remember’ in Kinyarwanda, Rwanda’s language. It describes the annual commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. More than one million Rwandans died in the hundred days of the genocide. It was one of human history’s darkest times. Twenty […]

Cardinal O’Malley: Pope Francis is the quintessential Ignatian Jesuit

Check out Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s excellent reflection on Pope Francis and his first year as pope:

These Are Our Children

For those of us (unlike my husband) that do not follow the Syrian civil war closely and see images of Syrian children and what they are going through on a daily basis (or monthly basis even), the video below really is a wake-up call. We hear about the 9.3 million in need of aid with […]

Pope Francis in iPhone Video: Pray to the Lord that he will unite us all

Catholic News Service describes the background of Pope Francis’ call for Christian unity earlier this week, delivered via an iPhone message: In an unusual video message, recorded on an iPhone by a Pentecostal pastor Pope Francis knew in Argentina, the pope says all Christians share blame for their divisions, speaks of his “longing” for their […]

Love Actually: Concrete, Unselfish and Generous

You can almost always find something insightful in Pope Francis’ homilies, but today’s was particularly good and included many gems of wisdom. In it, the pope clarifies what Christian love is all about, and also what it is not about. He described some of the challenges that we face that keep us away from living […]

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