Day: October 4, 2016

After the crash

After the crash

The Religion News Service spoke to a variety of people after last week’s tragic rail derailment in Hoboken, NJ, to find out how their faith was shaken or stirred by the proximity of such dangerous and deadly events. “We know that even when there are tragedies, there is always good. And even when there are […]

#BlessingoftheAnimals

Today, October 4, is the feast day of Francis of Assisi. This past weekend, many churches celebrated the season by inviting animals to their regular services or holding special animal blessings at church or in the community. This small selection of picture posts from Sunday comes from the Facebook feeds of: St Bart’s NYC; St […]

Speaking to the Soul: Taking on poverty

Speaking to the Soul: Taking on poverty

by Maria Evans   Feast Day of Francis of Assisi   Psalm 148:7-14 Jeremiah 22:13-16 Galatians 6:14-18 Matthew 11:25-30   As much as any of us who love animals love St. Francis, in recent years his reputation has gotten a little kitchy.  A quick Google search reveals pages and pages of pet ID tags with […]