Mother Teresa’s Personal Touch

News from the USCCB
U.S. Bishop Delegation To Join Bishops Of The Americas In Mercy Congress - WASHINGTON—A delegation of U.S. bishops led by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, USCCB president, will join bishops from the Americas and the Caribbean in a jubilee gathering to celebrate the Year of Mercy in Bogota, Colombia, August 27-30. The gathering of bishops, clergy, religious and lay leaders, titled the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy on the American Continent was organized by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America and the Latin-American Episcopal Conference in conjunction with the bishops of the United States and Canada, and the Knights of Columbus. ..Read More

News from the Pope: 
Migrants and refugees at the heart of Pope's new 'Motu Proprio' - (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has created a new Dicastery to better minister to the needs of the men and women the Church is called to serve. The new “Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development” was instituted in aMotu Proprio published on Wednesday in the Osservatore Romano. ....Read More
News from the Church: 
Mother Teresa’s Personal Touch - An encounter with Mother Teresa of Kolkata has a lasting impact. In the days leading up to her Sept. 4 canonization in Rome, three of those who knew her personally recalled how their meetings with the saintly sister changed the direction of their lives. Jim Towey, the president of Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Fla., is a former assistant to President George W. Bush and director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Before that, while working for Sen. Mark Hatfield, R-Ore., on assignment in the Far East, he met Mother Teresa.“Thirty-one years ago, the Lord gave me the grace of meeting her, and it changed my life,” Towey said. “I met her the week she turned 75. When I met Mother Teresa that day in August 1985, I saw a person who was everything I wasn’t. She was so alive in Christ, so given to others.”.....Read more