We know there is something more than this material world in which we bumble around every day. Lent affords us 40 days to re-focus on that.
A Lenten study guide, "Recommit to Racial Justice," has been popular all year and some Catholic institutions have recognized their own culpability on racial matters.
“Together, we can do more than any one parish or person can do," the Charity & Development Appeal website says. CDA supports the faith family in churches, schools, apostolates and social service outreaches.
The Lord "never tires of speaking to his Bride, that she may grow in love and faithful witness," the pope said in an apostolic letter about the richness of God's word.
It was established less than 40 years prior in the U.S. and continues to support the global Church, efforts that are "preaching the Gospel through faith in action," the Supreme Knight said.
The clinic is named after the patron saint of diabetes and built by a Danish global health care company that is the world leader in diabetes care.
It's his first confirmed papal trip for 2020 and a "a sign a Christian's welcome of his neighbor and assistance of those in difficulty, abandoned to their destiny," a Vatican press release said.
It's part biography of the late pope who would be 100 later this year and part Pope Francis' reflection about their encounters and spirituality.
The pope welcomed criticisms, complaints and questions from (arch)bishops representing five U.S. states, including Arizona.
"You and I are called to suffer as well as we seek to build up the church, as we seek to be instruments of unity and peace in the church," he told fellow bishops from five states, including Arizona.