“To live charitably means not looking out for our own interests,” says Pope Francis, “but carrying the burdens of the weakest and poorest among us.”
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Pope Francis used a traditional Christmas address to emphasize the plight of children in areas of conflict, pointing out their “impotent silence” that “cries out under the spade of many Herods,” a reference to the ancient king who slaughtered all the young boys of Bethlehem, according to the New Testament, reports Elisabetha Poveledo in The New York Times.
Vast numbers of children today are victims of violence, objects of trade and trafficking, or forced to become soldiers, and they need to be saved, he said.
The pope spoke of ‘children displaced due to war and persecution, abused and taken advantage of before our very eyes and our complicit silence.’
Catholic Charities is lead provider of humanitarian help including legal, social and financial support for the abused children Pope Francis spoke about who flee their native lands and seek protection in the United States.
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Read the full story in The New York Times.
We have Thanksgiving, a day for giving thanks. We have Black Friday and Cyber Monday, days for getting deals.
And today, we have #Giving Tuesday, a global day for giving back.
“Poverty calls us to sow hope,” Pope Francis tells us. “Poverty is the flesh of the poor Jesus, in that child who is hungry, in the one who is sick.”
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Pope Francis shared his ten tips to happiness, summarized just for you below.
- Let everyone be themselves.
- Give yourself tirelessly to others.
- Walk softly.
- Be available to your kids and family.
- Spend Sundays (or a day of rest) with family.
- Work toward empowering young people.
- Care for the environment.
- Move on.
- Respect others’ opinions.
- Actively strive for peace.
Be yourself. Give tirelessly to others. Walk softly. Empower others and actively strive for peace.
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