Pope Francis Shows The Importance of Spiritual Retreat
Description: Pope Francis is making the traditional Lenten retreat with the members of the Roman Curia this week. In a departure from the practice of his predecessors, the Holy Father has asked participants to gather at a retreat house run by the Pauline Fathers in the small town of Ariccia. St. Igantius advised people to go to a different setting for a retreat. The Holy Father has invited a parish priest of the Rome diocese and well-regarded spiritual director for clergy, Msgr. Angelo De Donatis, to preach and lead reflections on the purification of the heart. We talk to Deacon James Keating about the Pope’s example of spiritual retreat.
Deacon James Keating
Director of Theological Formation for the Institute for Priestly Formation
Senators plan all-nighter to spotlight climate change – What Does Catholic Social Teaching Say?
Description: You could look at it as a filibuster without the bill. After the last round of votes concluded Monday night, 28 senators talked the night away in series of speeches delivered on the chamber floor, focused on climate change. Although some call it a political stunt, the senators insist the event -- organized by the Climate Action Task Force -- will raise public awareness about global warming and how to stem it. We talk about the environment, and what Catholic Social Teaching has to say about stewardship of the environment. We talk to Omar Gutierrez, Manager of the Office of Mission and Justice in the Archdiocese of Omaha.
Manager of the Office of Mission and Justice in the Archdiocese of Omaha.