Last Updated: Nov 19, 2017

Pope Francis: the poor are our 'passport to paradise'

Vatican City, Nov 19, 2017 / 04:34 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On the first World Day for the Poor, Pope Francis said caring for the needy has a saving power, because in them we see the face of Christ, and urged Christians to overcome indifference and seek ways to actively love the poor that they meet.

Pope: Are you afraid of God? If so, you don't really know who he is

Vatican City, Nov 19, 2017 / 07:52 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis on Sunday cautioned against having a “mistaken” idea of God as harsh and punishing, saying this fear will end up paralyzing us and preventing us from doing good, rather than spreading his love and mercy.

Humble disciple, tireless servant: Solanus Casey beatified in Detroit

Detroit, Mich., Nov 18, 2017 / 06:35 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Detroit’s beloved Father Solanus Casey has been beatified, with Pope Francis calling him “a humble and faithful disciple of Christ, tireless in serving the poor.”

Friendship and from-scratch food served up at Fr. Solanus’ soup kitchen

Detroit, Mich., Nov 18, 2017 / 02:17 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- It’s a Franciscan custom to give food - even if that’s just a simple sandwich - to anyone who comes to the door hungry.