Pope Francis’ Homily for the Canonization of Junipero Serra

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St. Junipero Serra

“Jesus did not provide a short list of who is, or is not, worthy of receiving his message, his presence. Instead, he always embraced life as he saw it.” Read Pope Francis’ homily for the canonization mass of Fr. Junipero Serra after the jump:

Feast of St. Kateri Tekawitha

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Honoring those we have dishonored is one way to get up when we fall, one way to get back on the way . . . Let us ask St. Kateri to help us when we mistake the “angel unawares” for the dangerous other.  Let us ask Kateri, the Lily of the Mohawks to be our guide. Read more from Melissa Musick after the jump. A version of this article first appeared in The National Catholic Reporter.

Vertical Panoramic Views of NYC Cathedrals & Pope Francis Says Mass

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The vaulted ceilings of Catholic cathedrals were originally intended to draw a person’s perspective heavenward, toward the things of God. Richard Silver has built composite photographs of New York City cathedrals. See them here: Vertical Panoramic Views of NYC Cathedrals. Last night Pope Francis celebrated Mass in New York City. Watch a video of last night’s Mass in Madison Square Garden after the jump: