Pope's Prayer intention

DAVID STEWART SJ REFLECTS ON THE POPE'S JANUARY INTENTION - PEACE IN THE WORLDEach new calendar year begins, for the Holy Father and all Catholic Christians, with a heartfelt plea for peace. Pope Paul VI proposed that January 1st, the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, be dedicated to the cause of universal peace, and so this Day of Prayer was first observed on New Year’s Day, 1968. Each year since, the Pontiffs have issued important statements and messages for this day. Pope Francis has...
DAVID STEWART SJ REFLECTS ON THE POPE’S DECEMBER INTENTION – THE FUTURE OF THE VERY YOUNGEducation is a human right. In 1948, the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights enshrined the right in international law. Denial of education is one way in which the young suffer through no fault of their own. The very young, less visible, with no power, unable to speak for themselves, suffer greatly in many parts of our world, for various reasons including denial of education.  This month, in his...