Homeless Receive Special Invite to Experience the Sistine Chapel

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From Vatican Radio today, a beautiful outreach to the poor of Rome. I have personally never had the chance to experience the Sistine Chapel, but it makes my heart smile to know that the Vatican will welcome 150 souls to have that special treat. The Office of Papal Charities has organized a special visit to [Read More...]

Pope Francis Makes a Statement with Distribution of Pocket Gospels

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  From yesterday’s Angelus prayer: Pope Francis offers pocket Gospels from the hands of the neediest As he did last year during Lent, the Pope offered all those present a pocket-sized Gospel, which was distributed by some homeless people who live in Rome. “Here we see a beautiful gesture”, he remarked. “Those ones most in need [Read More...]

St. Anthony Family Shelter — Friends of Fiat

It’s “launch week” for my brand new book The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living. To celebrate, we are paying tribute to seven very special examples of “The Grace of Yes in Action”, the seven winners for our “Name the Goldfish” contest. I will be making a personal donation to these organizations and invite [Read More...]

Greater Good Technology — Making a True Difference

I love all of the terrific Catholic microfunding campaigns going on — when we pool our small contributions together, the projects we help to fund have the potential to make lasting change in our world. Such is the case for Greater Good Technology, a campaign being spearheaded by our “Sweet Tweets” editor John Clem. I [Read More...]

Pope Francis’ Message for Migrants and Refugees

On January 19th, 2014 we will commemorate the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. In advance of this event, Pope Francis has released the full text of his message for the annual event. I think my ears and heart are particularly open to this message of encouragement but also of urgent action. As I type [Read More...]


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