February 01, 2018

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for February: say “no” to corruption

This month’s intention “Say ‘No’ to Corruption” is that those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption. What is at the root of slavery, unemployment, and disregard for nature and goods held in common? Corruption, a process of death that feeds the culture of death. The text of the video message … Continue reading “Pope Francis’ prayer intention for February: say “no” to corruption”

Get an early start for Lent

The 2018 Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14. During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to service by giving alms, and to sacrifice self-control through fasting. Many know of the tradition of abstaining from meat on Fridays during Lent, but we are also called to … Continue reading “Get an early start for Lent”

Progress on the 2018 Farm Bill

Catholic Rural Life Policy Blogger, Robert Gronski, updates us on the progress of the 2018 Farm Bill. This article kicks off a series that will unpack, explain and comment on the major parts of the Farm Bill and how these impact rural people of faith. For people of faith, farming holds an elevated vocation in a nation’s … Continue reading “Progress on the 2018 Farm Bill”


New Poverty USA and PobrezaUSA Websites Help Catholics Encounter, Learn and Act to Address Poverty WASHINGTON—Catholics can encounter, learn and act to address poverty in the United States through two new websites from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). PovertyUSA.org and its Spanish mirror site, PobrezaUSA.org, were launched today, the last day of Poverty Awareness Month (January). Other headlines: … Continue reading “USCCB News”