Proselytize NO, Evangelize YES, Said Pope Francis

Pope Francis - La Repubblica

Well now, didn’t the Internet explode this week, what with all that excitement regarding Pope Francis’ second interview with the atheist Eugenio Scalfari in La Repubblica?“Proselytism is solemn nonsense,” he said.  “It makes no sense.”To which faithful Catholics responded, “WHAT?!!”  What about the resurrected Jesus’ instruction to the apostles in Matthew 28?  You know, when He told His followers to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father … [Read more...]

On the International Day of Older Persons, a Love Story

Elderly hands

Tuesday, October 1, is the International Day of Older Persons.  The day was established by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 45/106 on December 14, 1990.  The following year, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Principles for Older Persons.This seasoned population of grey hairs will assume increasing prominence in the years to come; in only ten years there will be a billion old people on the planet—and the responsibility for their care will fall on the younger gen … [Read more...]