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ope Benedict XVI celebrates the Eucharist at the canonization of Frei Galvão in São Paulo, Brazil on 11 May 2007  (photo credit t Fabio Pozzebom/ABr - Agência Brasil;)

Prayers and Meditations
  • A Prayer for our Muslim Brothers and Sisters
    by John T. Pawlikowski, OSM, Ph.D
    Profiles in Catholicism
  • A Prayer to Reduce Extreme Global Poverty
    by Father Sudhaker Thalla  Profiles in Catholicism
  • Meditation on Pentecost
    Eileen Quinn Knight, Ph.D  Profiles in Catholicism
  • Cancer Prayers
  • Prayer to End Violence
    For all who live amidst bloodshed and violence: that the blood of those who have died may spur the living to work for peace and justice for all people and an end to terrorism, we pray to the Lord.
  • Prayer for Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Virginia, Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego, California,. Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Connecticut, .Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas, CarlosVictor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, California, Xavier Alec Martin, Halethorpe, Maryland, and Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio who were Drowned on the USS Fitzgerald
    Good and Gracious God

    Our society at times feels overburdened with the hard and disastrous things that happen in our lives. Today we ask you to be with us as we mourn the death of the 7 Navy sailors who were killed after their destroyer collided with a Philippine merchant vessel. The name of the Navy Vessel is the Fitzgerald.  Lord, help us to concentrate on the men of the Fitzgerald, the ones that lost their lives, the ones that are left behind and all those who are effected/affected by the crash of this vessel. It occurred at 2:30 am, not a time when people are alert to their surroundings but Christ surrounds them in love.  We ask you, Lord, to help those left behind with the memories so vivid and so hard to comprehend.  Bless these men and their realization that You are always with them.  Bless their families, help them to feel the comfort of belonging to strong men/women who have given their lives to protect us, who have given their lives to create a world safe for many, and who have given their lives so a better world is created for all of us. Help us create a world of peace when men/women no longer have to give their lives for each other but rather build a world that is tolerant and caring to embrace all that we may truly be the Body of Christ.
  • Catholic community offers prayer, supplies for London fire victims
    by CNS/EWTN News
  • President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholics Across the U.S. Join in Praying for Victims of the Latest Terror Attack in London
  • Prayers for Yummy Sandifer, Dantrell Davis, Ryan Harris, Eric Morse, Derrion Albert, Blair Holt, Jonylah Watkins,
    and the hundreds of other children murdered and whom continue to be murdered in Chicago

    O God, we pray for those who have been murdered on the streets of our city.
    We commit to your loving care those who have died, beseeching you to receive
    their souls into the mercy of your love. Comfort their loved ones who mourn.
    Enable them to meet the lonely and painful days ahead in the strength of your love.
    Let the love that you have made known to us lead us to create safer streets for all to walk upon. Amen
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The Pope and the Poor: Challenges of Pope Francis and Catholic Social Thought for American Poverty
For more information on the poverty, link to Poverty

Bishop Barron on Pope Francis and Catholic Social Teaching

Mass for All Immigrants 2017, Homily
by Archbishop José H. Gomez

For more information on immigrants link to
Migrants, Refugees, and Immigrants

Catholic Social Teaching: Called to Charity and Justice

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything with Fr. James Martin
For more information on the Jesuits. link to Society of Jesus

Latino Catholicism: A Discussion  

Discernment, Formation, and the Church in the Modern World
For more information on the Franciscans, link to the Franciscans
For more information on vocations, link to Vocations

Colloquium on Ethics in Environmental Policymaking: Environment, Poverty, and Development Panel
For more information on the environment, link to Environmental Challenges
For more information on the poverty, link to Poverty