Pope Francis has invited all people to reflect on the important work of building peace. Below, Fr. David Poirier, SA , Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Promoter (JPIC) for the Friars of the Atonement offers his reflections on the World Day of Peace, celebrated in the Catholic Church on January 1 each year.
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“Abide in My Love...You Shall Bear Much Fruit” is the theme for the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which will take place January 18-25.
In 2017, more than 72,000 people in the United States, nearly 200 a day, died of drug overdoses. This death toll is higher than the US military casualties in Vietnam and Iraq wars combined.
The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement herald the release of Pope Francis’s new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, “On Fraternity and Social Friendship,” signed at the tomb of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, on October 3, 2020, and released to all of humanity on the Saint’s feast day, October 4.
“A group of organists can’t get together without playing music,” says Franciscan Father Jim Gardiner, SA.