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FROM OUR EDITORS—September 29, 2019 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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On September 29, the Church celebrates the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. This year, Pope Francis chose the theme “It is not just about migrants.”

During his message for the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Pope Francis explains that “the presence of migrants and refugees—and of vulnerable people in general—is an invitation to recover some of those essential dimensions of our Christian existence and our humanity.” […] READ MORE


SUNDAY’S GOSPEL—September 29, 2019 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Luke 16:19–31

This Sunday’s Gospel challenges us to be selfless and to care for others who need help. Jesus tells a story of a poor beggar named Lazarus who lived outside the gates of a rich man’s house. Lazarus’s requests for help were ignored for years. […] READ MORE


Praying with Saint Francis of Assisi

The Church honors Saint Francis of Assisi on October 4. Pope Francis took his papal name after Saint Francis; the name recalls the saint’s commitment to the poor as well as to caring for the environment. […] READ MORE 


Saint Jerome

Saint Jerome is proof that saints aren’t perfect. In fact, Saint Jerome was known as crabby, irritable, and sarcastic, and yet he still made it to sainthood—of course, by asking for God’s help to become a better person. […] READ MORE


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David Dziena

David Dziena is the Publisher of Pflaum Publishing Group. He has also served as Executive Editor and […]

Nicholle Check
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Nicholle Check, senior editor, joined Pflaum Publishing Group in 2014. Throughout her 25-year career in publishing […]

Joan McKamey
Project Editor

Joan McKamey, project editor, joined the Gospel Weeklies editorial team in September 2016. […]

Erika De Urquidi
Bilingual Editor

Erika De Urquidi, bilingual editor, joined Bayard, Inc. in July 2018. During her 15 years as a professional translator […]