The habit of Pope Francis in calling people out of the blue has sometimes produced controversial results, but he made one call last week that all Catholics can support:
Go here to read the rest. People are sometimes diffident about extending condolences, especially in a case of the tragic death of a young person, not knowing what to say. This is understandable but mistaken. Especially in the case of sudden death for a young person, his loved ones need to know that they are not alone in their grief, and that other people are praying for their beloved and for them. This Vale of Tears can often be a very cold and desolate place and it is love, especially in a time of great grief, that makes our lives bearable.