- Feb 21, 2020
There’s no distracting ourselves or avoiding the indisputable. Our mortality is looking us right in the face. What are we going to do about it?
In what he said was his first visit to the catacombs, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the feast of All Souls with special words of remembrance for Catholics who still today must worship in secret.
The feasts of All Saints and All Souls were a time of hope on one hand, but sorrow on the other. And yet, they are twins of a single truth.
Mexicans paraded in the streets of the capital dressed as elegant skeletons Saturday as the country’s Day of the Dead festivities extend in scope and popularity.
On Friday Pope Francis marked the Catholic feast of All Souls Day by celebrating Mass in a Roman cemetery, saying hope, memory and the Beatitudes are the recipe that will help people get to heaven.