- Aug 4, 2021
The event of the Epiphany shines above all the others in terms of endearment and affection.
On the feast of the Epiphany, Pope Francis encouraged faithful to be like the Magi and set out to find Jesus without fear of taking risks.
Generations of Italian children have looked forward to the feast of the Epiphany on Jan. 6, but in Rome especially, recent years have mounted a stiff challenge to the tradition that even the star appeal of Pope Francis may not be enough to turn back.
Over ten years after transferring the celebration of Epiphany and the Ascension to the nearest Sunday, the bishops of England and Wales have decided to restore them to their traditional dates. The Vatican has confirmed the decision.
Faced with opposition, leaders can try to find common ground with their foes, “reaching across the aisle,” or they can forge ahead, determined not to be slowed down. The holidays this year seemed to confirm that Pope Francis has chosen door number two.
Celebrating the feast of the Epiphany on Thursday, Pope Francis decried the attitude of “prophets of doom,” a phrase with a long history in papal rhetoric, praising the Biblical Magi as examples of being “tired of the usual fare” and open to something new.
The Christmas tree was erected in St. Peter’s Square on November 24, marking the beginning of the holiday season. The Vatican released Pope Francis’s liturgy schedule for Advent, Christmas and the month of January.
ROME — Leaders generally find their calendars full of appointments, some of which fall into the category of “have to” rather than “want to.” Presidents host state dinners, CEOs attend shareholder meetings, principals go to parent/teacher nights, and to be honest, sometimes they’re just phoning it in. The same point