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National Migration Week January 7-14

On the World Day of Peace, Pope Francis invited us to, “embrace all those fleeing from war and hunger, or forced by discrimination, persecution, poverty and environmental degradation to leave their homelands.”

Respond with meaning

Communities can respond to Pope Francis’ invitation by commemorating National Migration Week from January 7-14. National Migration Week is a chance to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants—including immigrants, refugees and survivors of human trafficking. It is a special opportunity for the Church in the United States to live out the Share the Journey campaign, a global effort to show love and honor the dignity of our migrant and refugee neighbors.

Get resources

Visit sharejourney.org to download Justice for Immigrants’ National Migration Week toolkit, including sample petitions and ideas to engage your community.

Pope Francis sends airborne blessing to Mother Angelica

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Feb 12, 2016 – 09:28 am .- While on board the plane taking him to Cuba and then Mexico, Pope Francis took a moment to send a special blessing to EWTN’s foundress Mother Angelica, and to ask her for her prayers. To view video, go to: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-sends-airborne-blessing-to-mother-angelica-13531/

How to Prepare for the World Meeting of Families

 

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World Meeting of Families Catechesis Series
The USCCB is excited about the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) being held in Philadelphia in September 2015.  We are presenting a series of short articles focused on the WMOF Catechesis Love is our Mission: The Family Fully Alive and its implications for our daily lives. We will follow the timing suggested by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by exploring one theme each month leading up to the World Meeting.

For more information go to:  http://www.marriageuniqueforareason.org/category/world-meeting-of-families/

 

Pope urges engaged couples to take time, be open to God’s surprises.

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By Laura Ieraci
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Couples who are seeking to marry, even those who have lived together, should value their engagement period as a time to grow in mature love and in profound knowledge of each other, said Pope Francis.  To read further go to…http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1502269.htm

Rome prepares for Holy Year of Mercy – with ice cream

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Rome prepares for Holy Year of Mercy – with ice cream :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

.- Pilgrims and tourists strolling down the streets of Rome in the coming months may come across an unexpected treat – a special “Jubilee of Mercy Ice Cream,” created in honor of the upcoming Holy Year.”  To read more go to:

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/rome-prepares-for-holy-year-of-mercy-with-ice-cream-88596/