12.26
Christ Child Is With Refugees, Child Soldiers, and Abortion Victims, Pope Says

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“Let us touch the tenderness which saves.”

Pope Francis’ Christmas homily was about a God who chose to become one of us; one of the most marginalized. He called for a revolution of tenderness. CruxChrist Child Is With Refugees, Child Soldiers, and Abortion Victims, Pope Says. And listen to Pope Francis’ year in review from NPR after the jump:

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8.25
TCC Radio: The Wisdom of Tenderness: Jean Vanier on Lived Compassion

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Jean-Vanier

Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche whom many consider a “living saint” speaks with On Being’s Krista Tippett about his life’s work creating communities for people with mental handicaps. The French Canadian philosopher and Catholic social innovator speaks about his understanding of humanity and God, which has been shaped by Aristotle, Mother Teresa, and people who would once have been locked away from society. Listen to the entire program after the jump:

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12.17
Pope Francis interview “Never be afraid of tenderness”

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Pope Francis washes feet

In a new interviewPope Francis speaks about Christmas, hunger in the world, the suffering of children, the reform of the Roman Curia, being called a Marxist, his upcoming visit to the Holy Land and more. Read it from Vatican Insider here: Pope Francis interview “Never be afraid of tenderness” 

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