Pray the Rosary daily, Pope tells youth
Following his May 4 general audience, Pope Francis recalled that the month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, asked young people to pray the Rosary daily, and called upon the sick to turn to Mary. Addressing Polish pilgrims, he said that “God gives to your nation, through the Virgin Mary, an admirable help and protection, so that thanks to her intercession, the faith may enjoy continuing freedom and your homeland may develop in peace.”
USCCB committee chair calls on Obama to reduce nuclear weapons arsenal
“We are deeply concerned about the administration's proposal to spend more than $1 trillion building a new generation of nuclear warheads, missiles, bombers and submarines,” Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, the chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in a joint statement that was also signed by the presidents of the National Association of Evangelicals, the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Theology of tears: For pope, weeping helps one see Jesus
Throughout his pontificate, Pope Francis has been sharing a theology of tears: tears of compassion, compunction and consolation. Although Pope Francis does not mask his emotions in public, he rarely is seen to cry. One obvious exception was in Albania in September 2014 when he came face to face with a priest who had been imprisoned and tortured for his faith under the country's communist regime. After a long embrace with the priest and some whispered words, the pope turned from the congregation to wipe the tears from his eyes.
Alberta bishop grateful for no deaths as
As firefighters fought to save Fort McMurray from a wildfire that threatened to destroy the northern Alberta city, a bishop gave thanks that there had been no loss of life. St. Paul Bishop Paul Terrio, whose diocese includes Fort McMurray, also said in a May 4 statement that the city's St. Paul Church is rumored to have been destroyed in the blaze that forced the evacuation of the city's entire population the previous day. There were no reports of deaths or serious injuries.
SDG Reviews ‘Captain America: Civil War’
For comics fans, The Avengers offered the geeky thrill of seeing Thor’s hammer come down on Captain America’s shield. The airport battle goes way beyond that, as heroes team up and square off in various combinations, with powers complementing or countering one another in unexpected ways. Other key Marvel ingredients include lightness of tone, humor, banter and the characters’ varying chemistry or lack thereof. All of these are reflected in the Leipzig Airport battle, where many of the combatants know and care about one another, and even the newcomers know the others by reputation.