A look at the beatitudes - Catholic Courier
A woman praying in church. 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)

A look at the beatitudes

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 4Blessed 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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