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M

arian

H

elper

 • W

inter

2016-17

 

• marian.org

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The world’s a mess. Let’s do a run down:

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Christians are being persecuted across the

globe, as Pope Francis keeps pointing out

and much of the Western world continues

to ignore.

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Nuclear weapons appear to be quietly (and

not so quietly) proliferating, including in

nations such as North Korea.

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Abortion continues apace across the United

States and around the world, symptomatic

of the broader culture of death.

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Wars and violence continue to displace

massive numbers of refugees, driving them

to turn to the hospitality of their neighbors

in a desperate bid for survival.

And that’s just skimming the surface. Why

are we facing such troubled times? What does

it take to achieve peace in this world? And does

God even care?

Pope Francis has a decisive answer for us in

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s 2016 message for the World Day of Peace:

“God is not indifferent! God cares about mankind!

God does not abandon us!”

So what’s going on? The Holy Father explains:

“Peace is both God’s gift and a human achieve-

ment. As a gift of God, it is entrusted to all men

and women, who are called to attain it.”

By Chris Sparks

“Say the Rosary

every day, to

bring peace to

the world ...”

— Our Lady at Fatima,

Portugal, May 13, 1917