Before Cecilia , I had heard of maybe one or two people on this list, like Suor Cristina and Fr. Most of them share the same story: They were passionate about music, some of them even doing it full time, but when they answered the call to the priesthood or religious life, that meant giving up their music career...or so they thought.
It was at the fringes of the 1st Global Conference on Human Migration (a.k.a. the Refugees Conference) called in the wake of escalating dislocation of human beings as a result of economic, religious and political upheavals in many third world countries. "He brushed off all remonstrations and defiantly refused to entertain any advice. In excising the tumor from the King's leg, the incumbent doctor-in-chief chose not to administer any anesthetics even while adopting the indiscreet tactics of a butcher as against the precise skills of a trained surgeon."
"We got to talking about immigration, and I really wanted him to undermine his argument for stricter border controls by saying something disparaging of Latinos, but apparently his opinions are based entirely on national security issues instead of race--which is super irritating," Hardwick said of Daniels, who reportedly describes himself as a "strong conservative" on fiscal issues but, annoyingly, exhibits no racial biases.
In the build up to the Pope's visit to Mexico, the families of female murder victims are asking whether femicide will be addressed by the Pontifex. A woman walks past graffiti on a street during a demonstration to demand policies to prevent femicides on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 25, 2015.
The Fremont Police Department spread bags filled with seized powdered heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and other illegal drugs across a table Monday night in the center of the Pontifex banquet room. With crimes related to drug use on the rise in Fremont, police officials asked residents at the monthly Block Watch meeting to get a good look at those drugs and lend the department a hand in policing the city's problem houses and suspicious activity.
Following the lukewarm reception of his prog-rock debut, Pope Francis is hoping to find better success in the film medium. Billed as a family adventure based on the Gospel, the film marks not only the acting debut of Francis, but of any pope for that matter. The film will be distributed worldwide by Ambi, the same production firm behind a forthcoming remake of Christopher Nolan's Memento and a biopic about Lamborghini founder Ferruccio Lamborghini.
Now, add YouTube outreach, a prayer app, Facebook proselytizing and Instagram evangelism to the social media arsenal employed by tech-savvy Pope Francis. On Wednesday, the popular pontiff launched a video version of his monthly "prayer intentions," which is a message for Catholics to keep in mind as they reach out to God in their daily and weekly prayers.
Iraqi priest Father Dhiya Aziz is safe and recovering after two weeks in captivity in Syria, according to fellow Franciscans in Aleppo. Speaking to Aid to the Church in Need today (Tuesday), Fr Aziz's fellow Franciscans in Aleppo, northern Syria, said they had yet to establish if he had been tortured but that the priority now was sleep and rest.
Pontifex held it's 12th annual Christmas Eve Celebration. The week prior, Rachel Schultz's adult education class and Heidi Gallagher's teen leadership class sorted and wrapped all the toys for the children, according to Jan Nowak, Pontifex executive director. Lee's Famous Recipe donated the meal for Christmas Eve and UNew Tent Rental supplied tables and chairs.
Mark paid PS40 for a 15 minutes visit from hire company Santa 2 U. He said: "It's disgusting. My little boy thought Santa didn't love him when he didn't show up. We had to convince him that Santa does love him. "We know he'll bounce back but he's at that age where he's starting to understand it all so it's disappointing.
Tshils graduated from Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins with a diploma in Business from Regis University in September 2015 (Angela Wells/Jesuit Refugee Service). Kakuma, 12 December 2015 - Refugees across Eastern Africa asked Pope Francis to hear their messages while he journeyed through the region at the end of November and engaged with citizens, refugees and world leaders. We need better leaders across Africa to counter a perpetual cycle of conflict.
Pope Francis became everyone's favorite rapper Monday after a convincing photo inspired Twitter users to pair him with the hilarious #PopeBars hashtag. The classic Twitter moment was sparked by a photo AFP's Gianluigi Guercia took of Francis as he visited a camp for displaced people at St. Saviour Parish in Bangui, Central African Republic.