- Aug 4, 2021
People’s hearts and the entire church must be wide open to wonder and devotion to Christ and ready to embrace everyone — sinner and saint alike, Pope Francis said.
Some dioceses in the state of Texas had services affected and some are still trying to determine damage from the July 25 landfall of Hurricane Hanna.
On the feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis said the Eucharist can heal bad memories that keep people from being open and accepting God’s love, including memories of past mistakes, of wrongs endured, and wounds that are held onto, making the heart hard and indifferent.
As Romans engage in their standard summer cycle of complaint about the city’s woes, Pope Francis has launched his standard refrain: Don’t wait around for others to do it, do it yourselves.
On the Catholic feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis said that in a culture obsessed with profit and gain, the Eucharist is a remedy for selfishness, inviting people to imitate Christ in sharing themselves with and for others.
The rotation of seasons, feast days, Scripture readings, and various customs are all in service to the Christian believer who seeks to love and serve God in the midst of the joys and sufferings of life.
It is time for the Corpus Christi celebrations in Spain, and the central town of Camuñas smells of rosemary.
Catholic believers across Germany are celebrating the religious holiday of Corpus Christi with carefully arranged processions through villages and towns, often donning traditional costumes.