Rosanne Barber prays during Mass Nov. 21, 2021, at Our Lady of Victory Church in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, N.Y. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)
In January and February of 2022, Catholic News Service conducted an eight-part series looking at the Beatitudes.
Week 7 – Blessed are peacemakers, for they will be called children of God
Our role as world peacemakers
What makes a peacemaker?
Week 6 – Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God
The blessing of coming clean with God
Clean of heart turning back to God
Week 5 – Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy
Because he first loved us, show mercy
Mercy and justice
Week 4 – Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness
Blessed are those who hunger for climate change
An appetite for justice
Week 3 – Blessed are the meek
Possessing ourselves and relearning tenderness: ‘Blessed are the meek’
Meekness: The third beatitude
Week 2 – Blessed are those who mourn
How do we comfort those who mourn?
The blessings of mourning
Week 1 – Blessed are the poor in spirit
The beatitudes: Poor in spirit
Jesuit Father Walter Ciszek: Poor in spirit
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