Pope Francis reminds us that progress isn’t actually progress if it increases inequality. The Pope Video illustrating Pope Francis’ prayer intention for November notes how technological “progress” that increases inequality is not progress at all. Thus, he is inviting the faithful to pray that “the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind

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Calls for attentive listening to health authorities, but also urges us to think of the sick and those “already marginalized when they enter the hospitals.” Though Pope Francis has admitted that he hates having the Wednesday general audiences without pilgrims — because it’s like “talking to ghosts — he began the November 4 catechesis with

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I have always preferred All Souls Day, November 2, to All Saints Day, November 1 (though I love All Saints Day). Maybe it’s because All Souls Day is active while All Saints Day feels passive. After all, on All Saints Day we celebrate because the saints in heaven can pray for us on earth —

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Note: This is part of a new serial fiction series focusing on the life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, following the life of a fictional character as he encounters the saint. New chapters are released every Sunday! Click here for the previous chapter(s). “Matteo! Look at this view!” Giorgio was sitting with his friend, Luca,

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The secular celebration of Halloween is full of witches, magicians and sorcerers. This is far from the original celebration of All Hallows’ Eve as the Eve of All Saints, but October 31 is also the feast day of a fascinating saint. His name was Quentin and he was an early Christian who died in the late 3rd

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Distractions are all around us in the modern world, and our mind often has difficulty filtering them out. This can lead to a barrage of thoughts that distract us from prayer or from our daily activities. We simply struggle to focus. Here is a short prayer to gain focus, from a 19th-century Retreat Manual by

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There are three dead after a knife attack this morning during Mass at the Notre-Dame basilica in the French city of Nice. A sacristan at the basilica is one of the dead; another victim, a woman, had her throat slit. The third victim is also female. The suspect was detained by police. Authorities are referring to

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Sometimes we can be nervous going out our door to meet the day’s challenges, such as going to work, school or meeting an old friend. Whatever it is, we need extra help. One effective way to set your heart at ease is to remember God’s presence and place your trust in his will. It is

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