Making A Difference
Tony Magliano
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Rejoice and be glad, Jesus is calling you to be holy! Ah, but you might say, “Holiness is for saintly people like the pope.” But the pope says holiness is for you and me, and that everyone is … more
Although it is Easter season, for much of the world it still feels like Good Friday. Countless people throughout the world continue to carry painfully heavy crosses — crosses overwhelming due to … more
Robin Hood, the legendary hero of English folklore who took from the rich to give to the poor — whose very name conjures up thoughts of fairness, justice and love for the oppressed – stands in … more
As the first pope in history to write an encyclical letter on the environment, Pope Francis demonstrated the urgent importance of caring for God’s creation to the Catholic church and the … more
If you were at least 10-years-old on July 20, 1969, you will surely remember that your eyes were glued to a black and white television set watching what no eyes had ever seen before. You will … more
When Jesus said, “The poor you will always have with you,” he must have had the insensitivity of the U.S. Congress in mind. more
As the first pope in history to address a joint session of Congress, Pope Francis, defending the human right of masses of oppressed and poor people to immigrate, said, “We must not be taken aback by their number, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories, trying to respond as best we can to their situation. more
When was the last time you shared a meal with a poor person? For Pope Francis it was just a couple of weeks ago. On Nov. 19, the Holy Father celebrated the first World Day of the Poor broke … more
Recently I emailed questions to the auxiliary bishop of the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Bishop William Shomali, asking him to share his first-hand insights regarding the many injustices and violent … more
Critical of the enormous gap between the haves and the have-nots, Pope Francis said, “This imbalance is the result of ideologies which defend the absolute autonomy of the marketplace and financial speculation. Consequently, they reject the right of states, charged with vigilance for the common good, to exercise any form of control,” (Evangelii Gaudium, “The Joy of the Gospel”). more
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