Now that I have finished this spring semester, I will dedicate more time to blogging on here. I am currently working on a number of blog posts, including ones regarding liturgy, morals, and current trends in the Catholic blogosphere/social media scene. Stay tuned!
From our friend Gerard O’Connell at America Magazine:
“In a powerful speech to an international conference for peace in Cairo on April 28, Pope Francis pulled no punches as he called on Christian and Muslim religious leaders in Egypt and throughout the Middle East to join in building “a new civilization of peace” by declaring together “a firm and clear ‘no’ to every form of violence, vengeance and hatred carried out in the name of religion and in the name of God” and to “affirm the incompatibility of violence and faith, belief and hatred.”
“If you must decide between me and the child, do not hesitate: Choose the child – I insist on it. Save the baby.”
Today is a very important feast day in the Church, the feast of St. Gianna Beretta Molla, patron saint of mothers, the unborn, and complications in pregnancy.
As a result of health complications, she chose dying in place of her newborn during labor instead of aborting her baby like the doctors urged her to. She was a doctor, a wife, a mother and the perfect example of who many women aspire to be, by the grace of God. St. Gianna, pray for us!
For more info on this beautiful saint’s life, check out this from our friends at Salt and Light!
Pray for the Holy Father. He begins his visit to Egypt merely weeks after the major Coptic cathedral was bombed during the Palm Sunday liturgy. Lord, protect him!
The Holy Father calls for a “revolution of tenderness”. To say that this man is a gift from God is an understatement!