We begin the month of October celebrating the feast of Francis of Assisi, the saint from whom Pope Francis draws so much inspiration.  Francis of Assisi spent his life in service of the poor, of peace and of the planet.  Francis of Rome defends these same issues passionately in Laudato Si’.  During this month of October we hear the Pope’s call for dialogue at all levels in the service of the poor and of the embattled earth, our common home.  Again and again he challenges individuals and nations to move beyond greed and overconsumption, and to seek in their place self-sacrifice, generosity and solidarity.  He insists that progress must bring about a better world and a higher quality of life for all.  Believers must help to build this kind of world by living in a way consonant with their faith.

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