Naturally in a document on the Christian call to holiness, Pope Francis cited a heavenly host of saints — including some whose sainthood causes are ongoing and some who probably will never be canonized.
Pope Francis’ new document, “Gaudete et Exsultate,” shows that holiness is not an impossible task nor is it something to be pursued far removed from today’s world, said the papal vicar for the Diocese of Rome.
“Rejoice and Be Glad,” Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation on “the call to holiness in the modern world,” will be released April 9, the Vatican announced.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, A few weeks ago, Pope Francis released an important document on the family, “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”), reflecting the discussion that occurred at the 2014 and 2015 synods of bishops on the family. The pope convened those gatherings because he believes strongly that healthy families are essential […]
Pope Francis’ document “Amoris Laetitia,” or “The Joy of Love,” was released April 8 after nearly three years in the making. This postsynodal apostolic exhortation “on Love in the Family” reflects on the results of two synods of bishops held in 2014 and 2015. In February 2015, Chris Codden, director of the diocesan Office of […]