Membership Series starts February 23, 2014 @ 1:30 PM in the office at St. Stephen-in-the-fields (103 Bellevue Ave. Toronto, ON)!
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The nonprofit known as the Gubbio Project partners with the Roman Catholic church to let the city’s homeless sleep on its pews during daylight hours, even during Mass, and provides a host of services to hundreds of those who are forced to leave when homeless shelters close in the morning, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Photo Jeanette Antal
Pope Francis is great. Nobody is on the fence about that. And yet, he continues to find inventive ways to be great. It’s almost as if this man is constantly in the process of bettering himself and forever seeking out new ways to make the world a better place. Can you even imagine living like that? Anyway, the Pope’s most recent means of being great involved a 35-year-old woman named Anna Romano, who got dumped by her boyfriend after he found out she was pregnant.
Depressed and considering an abortion, Anna sent Pope Francis a letter detailing her situation, and a few days later, got a call from Rome. “Hello Anna,” the voice on the other end of the line said. “This is Pope Francis.”
He encouraged her against getting an abortion, told her she wouldn’t be left alone and offered to personally baptize her baby in the event that her local priest refused. Anna is keeping the baby and saying that, in the event that it’s a boy, she’ll be naming him “Francis” …
From Relevant Magazine