Worth a thousand words

Pope Francis embraces a disabled young man in Assisi on Friday. Photo from News.va via L’Osservatore Romano. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words: “You sit here”

Priceless: a little boy shows Pope Francis to his seat during a lunch break in Assisi today. Vatican Radio reports what the Holy Father had to say: Christians and the Church must strip themselves of worldliness, said Pope Francis while addressing some of the poor in the Italian hill town of Assisi early Friday. The [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words: taking communion to the sick

A friend posted this on her FB page, and it’s striking: a 1942 image from LIFE magazine of a priest in Quebec taking communion to someone who is sick.  He’s being led by an altar boy carrying a candle. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words

As the Vatican’s Greg Burke noted in a tweet for this picture: Girl looks a little excited #PapaFrancisco Great photo from Paul Haring @CatholicNewsSvc pic.twitter.com/jjTCho5IA3 [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words

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Worth a Thousand Words

After returning to Rome from Rio, Pope Francis decided to stop at the Basilica of Saint Mary Major to offer a brief prayer to the Blessed Virgin for World Youth Day. A group of young people offered him a WYD T-shirt and a ball. Pope Francis later offered the gifts to our Blessed Mother. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words

From South Korea:  Cheju diocese has demanded an official apology after about 20 riot police disrupted a Mass yesterday on Jeju island. The police were clearing a path for a cement truck to enter the construction site of a controversial new naval base. Father Bartholomew Mun Jung-hyun, who was presiding over the Mass at the gates of [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words, Olympics edition

This really is pure gold. With a grateful h/t to The Crescat, who has more shots like this the world should see: Caption: Ethopian runner and Orthodox Christian, Meseret Defar, shows the image of Our Lady she carried in her shirt after she won the gold medal in the 5000m race. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words

The above image comes from the Facebook page of Palestinian runner Woroud Sawalha.  At the Olympics, she competed during the fifth preliminary heat of the women’s 800 meters.  She failed to qualify, finishing last. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words, Chick-fil-A edition

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