Just as divisions in society grow when wealth is not shared, divisions within Christianity grow when the richness of gifts God has given to one Christian church or community are not recognized and shared, Pope Francis said.
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: Is 62:1-5
Second reading: 1 Cor 12:4-11
Gospel: Jn 2:1-11
The novena “9 Days for Life” is a “powerful prayer initiative” for the end to abortion and for “the respect of all human life,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities.
Faith isn’t something learned just by studying the catechism but rather is a gift passed on to children by the example of their parents, Pope Francis said.
Celebrating morning Mass Jan. 7 in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, the pope said the celebration of Christmas is the celebration of a faith that is concrete.
The Baptism of the Lord
First reading: Is 42:1-4, 6-7 or Is 40:1-5, 9-11
Second reading: Acts 10:34-38 or Ti 2:11-14, 3:4-7
Gospel: Lk 3:15-16, 21-22
In reading the Gospel infancy narratives, we must appreciate the faith and piety of the early believers who just wanted to know more about Jesus’ birth.
c. 422-c. 500 Feast Date: January 3 Genevieve took the veil of a dedicated virgin at 15, living with her parents in Nanterre and with her godmother in Paris. As she gained fame for a life of prayer, good works and miracles, opposition to her grew. However, she was defended by Bishop Germanus and helped […]
Leading his first general audience of 2019, the pope continued a series of talks he has been giving about the Lord’s Prayer.