For Celeste and her husband of 17 years, the thought of having another child was too much for them to bear.
In his homily for his installation Mass June 4 as the new archbishop of Santa Fe, Archbishop John C. Wester recalled that Christ is represented symbolically as both the Good Shepherd and the Lamb of God.
SEDONA — A new bronze crucifix in the Chapel of the Holy Cross serves as a focal point for visitors to the chapel, said Fr. Kieran Kleczewski, pastor of the chapel and of St. John Vianney Parish in Sedona.
After life-altering changes in Kenya, she went on to change lives in Honduras, India and Uganda.
Today I wish to consider the shepherding work of priests, who, in spiritual guidance and in confession, seek to help others to encounter the Amoris Laetitia, the “Joy of Love.” Earlier this year, Pope Francis, who has made Confession a constant theme of his pontificate, wrote in his recent book, “The Name of God is Mercy,” “It is important that I go to Confession, that I sit in front of a priest who embodies Jesus, that I kneel before Mother Church, called to dispense the mercy of Christ. There is objectivity in this gesture of genuflection before the priest; it becomes the vehicle through which grace reaches and heals me.”
The Church is already halfway through Advent, the first season of the new liturgical year, a time to prepare to welcome anew the infant Jesus at Christmastime as well as His promised second coming.
It was a message he told a stadium full of Massgoers and hospital staff. It's about sparking "a fire of hope" to reach out like the early missionaries.
"At any stage of our life, we're all sick. And we need this kind of healing Mass," said one of the co-chair's for the Mass and health fair that followed.
We know there is something more than this material world in which we bumble around every day. Lent affords us 40 days to re-focus on that.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — When the Holy Spirit speaks to men and women through the word of those who evangelize, it ignites a power strong enough to break down the barriers that divide the human family, Pope Francis said.