‘Walk with Francis Pledge’ urges Washingtonians to do a good deed ahead of papal trip

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Catholic Charities President and CEO Rev. Msgr. John Enzler speaks at the Walk with Francis Pledge Launch (July 22) in front of the Catholic Charities Headquarters.

Catholic Charities President and CEO Monsignor John Enzler speaks at the Walk with Francis Pledge Launch (July 22) in front of the Catholic Charities Headquarters. Photo by Sara Weissman.

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WASHINGTON (RNS) The idea is to mobilize lay people in the D.C. area to take on prayers, social action projects or community service, building on the momentum of Francis' first apostolic visit to the U.S.

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  • Kyle

    A non-believer as the corporate controller in a supposedly Christian charity? If that isn’t a red flag I’m not sure what is. If Francis really wants to make a difference, he should come to America and preach the truth he suppresses: that the grace of God is a free and unmerited gift, accessed and secured eternally by believing in the Son of God and His atoning sacrifice (Acts 16:31, John 3:16, Romans 10:9). Salvation isn’t about social justice, as important as that may be. It’s not about making people feel good about themselves. None of us is righteous (Romans 3:23) and doing good deeds for one another isn’t going to get people any closer to seeing the need to turn to the savior lest they die in their sin. Twenty years as a Catholic and that’s all they want to talk about on Sunday morning. Social justice. This charity. That charity. That’s great and all but guess how many times I heard I was a hell bound sinner who needed the truth? You guessed it…0.

  • My husband and I are members of Charles County Right to Life and pledge to volunteer at the Charles County Fair in the Right to LIfe booth to encourage people to respect life, especially of the unborn. We also are sitting our two year old grandson so our daughter and her husband (who are expecting a second child) can have some time to themselves before the big event.