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U.S. Franciscan Father Michael Perry, minister general of the Order of Friars Minor, is pictured at the Franciscan headquarters in Rome June 12. Father Perry discussed


Franciscans around the world join the Laudato Si’ Revolution 

From 24 May 2020 to 24 May 2021, the Franciscan Family will join in a global campaign to celebrate and implement the Laudato Si’ encyclical of Pope Francis.

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Be a Living Prayer



Be a Living Prayer

With the guidance of Saint Francis of Assisi, you can learn to ground your life in prayer.


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People in the Queens borough of New York City pray at St. Bartholomew Church May 15, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Brendan McDermid, Reuters)

  

NY Archdiocese issues five-phase plan to gradually reopen churches 

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and other church officials announced a multistep plan to reopen the 288 parish churches of the archdiocese as the coronavirus pandemic eases.

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Apathy Is the New Deadly Sin

 

Apathy Is the New Deadly Sin

Express outrage, offer prayers, do nothing; express outrage, offer prayers, do nothing; repeat! Sound familiar? 

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Protesters in Minneapolis gather at the scene May 27, 2020, where George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was pinned down by a police officer kneeling on his neck before later dying in hospital May 25. (CNS photo/Eric Miller, Reuters)


Archbishop says Floyd video ‘gut wrenching,’ urges respect for all people

A video showing a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed man who repeatedly said “I can't breathe” is “deeply disturbing,” Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis says.

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CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters

 

Louisiana bishop: ‘People are losing their lives because of racism’ 

The bishop who heads the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism said the May 25 death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police “reminds us that people are losing their lives because of racism.”

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A sign greets visitors to the meditation garden at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Ariz., in this October 2014 photo. Pope Francis' long-anticipated encyclical on the environment was released at the Vatican June 18. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

 

Franciscans around the world join the Laudato Si’ Revolution 

From 24 May 2020 to 24 May 2021, the Franciscan Family will join in a global campaign to celebrate and implement the Laudato Si’ encyclical of Pope Francis.
 

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