February 12, 2020

Brazil remembers Sister Dorothy Stang; landless defenders still threatened

Feb. 12 was the 15th anniversary of Sister Dorothy Stang's assassination in the Amazon region of Brazil. The U.S.-born nun is remembered as a crusader for the poor and the landless and for her love of the land and the Amazon forest.
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Pope says there is no quick fix for priest shortage in Amazon region

Pope Francis acknowledged the serious shortage of priests in remote areas of the Amazon, but he insisted not all avenues have been exhausted to address the issue.
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Watching Sunday Mass – from my kitchen?

On a recent Sunday, I was able to experience Mass at the Church of the Nativity in Timonium although I was hundreds of miles away in Florida.
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Archbishop Lori’s Homily: Votive Mass; Conversion of St. Paul

As I look at Paul on the ground, his eyes overwhelmed by the light, I see more clearly with the passage of years, what ongoing conversion means.
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Pope shares his ‘dreams’ for Amazon region, its Catholic community

Pope Francis said he dreams of an Amazon region where the rights of the poor and indigenous are respected, local cultures are preserved, nature is protected, and the Catholic Church is present and active with "Amazonian features."
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