This Advent season is a particularly appropriate time for all of us to give new thought and reflection on ... our own tendencies to use language that is argumentative, polarizing and demeaning of others.
'I don't ever remember not praying. ... It was a natural part of our lives.'
"May our holy Lady of Charity listen to her people and hasten for Cuba the hour of its reconciliation in truth, accompanied by freedom and justice."
Our inherent human dignity does not wane with the onset of illness or incapacity.
While Doctor Strange is far from a satisfying presentation of the spiritual order, it represents a significant step in the right direction.
Preaching God's mercy has been a central focus of Pope Francis' ministry since his election in March 2013, and the closing of the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica Nov. 20 will not end that focus.
As Year of Mercy comes to close, diocese closes its Holy Doors.