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Francis to Trump: Care for the Poor

Faith journeys:

Searching for Purpose—and Finding God by Bill Warren - When God Plans Your Life by Mark Miller - Classic ex-Jesuit Life Journey by James Zeitz - Risking Love by David Robinson, SJ - An Unplanned Pilgrimage by Bradley Malkovsky - An Overview of a Life of Faith by George Gilmore - July 22 Loaves, Fishes, Daily Faithfulness by Richard Crane - A Tortuous Journey by Dee Christie - "My Faith Journey" by Philip Thompson - "Roads taken..."by John Lounibos - From Migrant to "Theologian" by Peter Phan - My Awakening to the Nature of Religion by Sylvester Steffen - Where I Am Today by Joseph Martos - "The Lord Was in the Gentle Whisper" by William Shea - I was a sister from birth: My Life with God" by Sr. Marie V. Bilgrien - Michael Barnes: "A Divided Mind" - The Autobiography of Francis Buckley, SJ


Call for Contributions on Ministries (600-800 words). See: Youth ministry - Hospital ministry - Prison ministry - Confirmation




The parable of the potter - Angry at God and my boss: I keep a journal - Discovering Myself through Journaling: A daily reflection on identity and vocation - Biblical Reflection: The Prodigal Son and the Foolish Father Today - The Gift and Visit of Presence - My life is a miracle - Virgilio Elizondo: In Memoriam - A Historian Looks at Miracles - From the head and from the heart - My "Wow" Spiritual Moments - The God Question: Four personal Replies - Upgrade your spiritual warfare!


selected by J. Martos

- Going beyond pope in remarriage guidelines - Pope Blasts Vatican Resistance to Reform - There's "Serious Division in the Church" - Francis holds firm against conservatives - Conservative cardinals challenge Pope - First Latin American Jesuit General - Pope gives $100,000 to Haiti - Message to US about new cardinals - Comment about the new cardinals - 19 Photos of P. Francis' Arrival in U.S. - One Catholic church Supports Its LGBTQ Members - Religion's contribution to the economy - Mormons and Catholics to Help New Refugees in U.S. - Catholic Church Responds to Slavery at Sea - Vatican: Panel on Female Deacons - Vatican's push for breakthrough with China - Chaput: Live like 'brother and sister' - Francis: Christians must apologize to gay - Pope Francis: ‘The great majority’ of marriages are null..."- Bishop: "It is religion, including our own, that targets LGBT people" - Canonization of Two New Saints US Lutherans: Agreement with Catholic Church - Vatican: Panel on Female Deacons - Catholic Church Responds to Slavery at Sea - Francis's Amity with Islam - How Catholic Women React to Women Deacons - Pope criticizes West for trying to export own brand of democracy to Iraq, Libya - Two Steps Back: The USCCB & the Ouster of an Editor - Cupich: Pope's document on sex, marriage, family life: "A Game Changer" - How Pope Francis makes change in the church inevitable - Founder Mother Angelica died on Easter Sunday - Catholic Trumpism Is Reigniting The ‘American Problem’ - Emeritus Benedict Warns of 'Deep Crisis' in Church - Pope's abuse accountability tribunal going nowhere fast - Vatican newspaper essays: Let women preach at Mass - Pope challenges conservatives on Zika, immigration, death penalty - Pope more popular than Trump - Francis in Mexico on the exploitation of the indigenous - Child abuse commission: "a token body?" - Bishops not obliged to report child abuse - Yes, Catholics may vote for Bernie Sanders - Pope Francis, Iranian President meet face-to-face at the Vatican - Pope Francis alters foot-washing ceremony with a decree - Pope Francis: World’s powerful are ‘slaves to sin’ who risk hell by ignoring the poor - What Pope Benedict Knew About Abuse in the Catholic Church - The political crisis of ‘Conservative Catholicism’ - How Do Sunni and Shia Islam Differ?