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Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — God does not conform to people’s expectations, and he often presents himself and his graces in surprising ways, Pope Francis said. “God does not conform himself to preconceptions. We have to make an effort to open our hearts and minds to accept the divine reality that presents …
A bike ride of almost 420 miles in the Colorado Rockies over six days sounds grueling but it is not nearly as difficult as being homeless year-round, said the co-captain of a team that made the high-altitude ride to raise money for programs and services provided by Denver Catholic Charities for homeless people.