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Pope Francis plans to canonize St. Therese's parents during family synod

Pope plans to canonize St. Therese’s parents during family synod

March 4, 2015 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis is expected to canonize Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, during the world Synod of Bishops on the family in October. Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, leading a conference Feb. 27 on the role of…

Pope Francis exchanges zucchetto during general audience in St. Peter's Square at Vatican

Ignoring, abandoning the elderly is a sin, pope says

March 4, 2015 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Seeing the elderly only as a burden “is ugly. It’s a sin,” Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience. “We must reawaken our collective sense of gratitude, appreciation and hospitality, helping the elderly know they are a living part of their communities” and sources of wisdom for…

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