Pope brings peace message to Central African Republic

Flanked by Vatican bodyguards in flak jackets and machine-gun-toting U.N. peacekeepers, Pope Francis plunged Sunday into conflict-wracked Central African Republic and urged the country’s Christian and Muslim factions to lay down their weapons and instead arm themselves with peace and forgiveness.


Faith Walk: The challenge of Advent

I’m so bad at waiting that I can’t even make it through a book without searching for spoilers and reading ahead

But surely I can take the time to reflect on Jesus’ coming, rather than succumb to the stress of the season.