Pope Francis: Drawn to Prisoners Because He's Human Like They Are

Pope Francis: Drawn to Prisoners Because He’s Human Like They Are

Pope Francis said his care, concern and prayers for those in prison flows from a recognition that he is human like they are, and it's a mystery they fell so far and he did not. "Thinking about this is good ...
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Pope Francis visit to detainees at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility

Pope Francis visit to detainees at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility

(Video Link of Pope Francis addressing the detainees is included at the end of this article) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning. I am going to speak in Spanish because I don’t speak English, but he [pointing to the interpreter] ...
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Address of Pope Francis To Joint Session of United States Congress

Address of Pope Francis To Joint Session of United States Congress

Address of Pope Francis To The Joint Session of the United States Congress on September 24, 2015 (United States Capital, Washington, D.C.) Excerpt: Global Abolition of the Death Penalty Let us remember the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you ...
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In Loving Memory of the First President of OBK

In Loving Memory of the First President of OBK

Russell B. Peterson It was with deep sorrow and fond memories that we mourned the passing of Russ Peterson, the first President of Our Brothers' Keepers of Southern Ilinois. All of us were caught off guard by his untimely death on ...
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Together as Church: a Summer Prison Ministry Experience

Together as Church: a Summer Prison Ministry Experience

When I decided to work with Lou and Fr. Chris in Prison Ministry for the Diocese of Belleville, IL for the summer, I did not really know what to expect. I wanted to learn more about the criminal justice system in ...
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