- May 28, 2020
With increasing numbers of people confined at home with no access to Mass or confession, pastors everywhere, Pope Francis included, have turned to some little-known, or at least little-used, concepts and practices, including “spiritual communion,” indulgences and general absolution.
Every Christian should be grateful for the gift of his or her baptism, and that gratitude should draw them together to recognize that they are brothers and sisters and called to pursue holiness together, Pope Francis said.
The French bishops’ permanent council has approved a recommendation to remove gender references for parents on baptismal certificates.
In our baptism, in spite of whomever we might be in this world, we become a member of the Body of Christ.
The great doorway to growing in the Christian faith is narrowing from year to year in Quebec as baptisms have significantly declined since 2012 and there’s no indication the trend will reverse.
In the Diocese of Vasai of India, more than 200 people are expected to be received into the Church through baptism.