We have so much to be grateful for, but this year, here at Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, we are especially grateful for the great gift of Pope Francis.

In his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, issued this week, the Pope presented us with a clarion call to serve the poor and a profound endorsement of work for social justice in society.

Next week, we will write in detail about the pope’s words. Today, on Thanksgiving, we simply give thanks for the great gift Pope Francis is to the Church we love. 

We also invite our members to check out our new website! We have much work to do and hope this new website will further that work. But, for now, let us all simply give thanks to God for all his blessings and pray that He will especially shower His love upon those who have little, and that all of us, as Catholics, will recognize our own responsibility and blessing in being called to serve the poor and further the common good.