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.
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:
In Bolivia Pope Francis called “land, labor, and lodging” “sacred rights” and apologized for the Church’s “grave sins” during the Colonial Period. He reiterated that for Christians, working for justice for the poor is a “command.” This is the Gospel. Read Francis’ remarks from Vatican News Service here: Pope Francis: Justice for Poor a “Command,” Apologizes for “Grave Sins” in Colonial Period And from CNN: The Pope’s Clarion Call for Justice. Watch the video & more after the jump: