“Hope is, of course, God’s gift. It is a grace. It is something we cannot produce,” said Cardinal Tagle at the 2021 Catholic Media Conference.
Pope Francis has chosen the theme, “I am with you always,” for the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will be celebrated July 25, 2021.
Cardinal Czerny, writing in the Vatican newspaper, says after “400+ days” of Lent, referring to the coronavirus pandemic, Catholics need ways to celebrate a “proportional” Easter.
Priests in the Archdiocese look back at how they ministered throughout the COVID-19 pandemic as it turns from grief to hope.
The Easter liturgies — with the fire, sharing of light from the paschal candle, the renewal of baptismal promises and the proclamation that Jesus has risen — assure people that it is never too late to start again, Pope Francis said.
As the coronavirus pandemic enters its second year, the increasing number of vaccinations may qualify as an authentic sign of hope as the Easter season begins.
A survey for the Bible Society found that increased reading of the Bible during the pandemic led to a greater feeling of hope in God and confidence in the future.
“We wait in joyful hope and ask, ‘Will it happen tomorrow?’ And we pray diligently that we will welcome the coming of our savior with hearts ready for his return.”