Particularly inspiring in this Year of Mercy, here is an extraordinary letter written by a young nun, Sister Lucy Vertrusc, to her mother superior. Sister Vertrusc became pregnant after she was raped in 1995 during the war in the former Yugoslavia. The letter appeared in an Italian newspaper at the behest of her Mother Superior.
WASHINGTON—As families all over the world struggle with access to higher education, job loss, and other economic pressures this Labor Day, Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski offers a sign of hope in a recent address to American Catholics. Citing Pope Francis’ discourse to U.S. Congress, Archbishop Wenski expressed concern for those whose family relationships dissolve due
1. World Youth day was a bore this year, no one showed up 2. They must have all had other summer plans 3. No one got close to Pope Francis at all 4. It’s like he wasn’t even there 5. He pretty much ignored everyone 6. In fact, everyone who