- Jan 16, 2021
The Church is overflowing in ideas on how each of us can deepen in our relationship with Jesus Christ.
Opening the Church’s season of Advent, Pope Francis Sunday celebrated Mass with a crop of new cardinals he elevated yesterday, warning against the temptations of mediocrity and indifference and touting prayer and charity as the remedy.
Perugian Catholics have launched a novena for their archbishop, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, who leads the Italian bishops’ conference and who is currently hospitalized in intensive care after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
From Africa to South America, bishops are saying enough is enough to the violence which for years has gripped nations throughout these regions, turning to the traditional practice of prayer and fasting to obtain peace.
As the United States continues to wade through racial tensions, partisan divides over the coronavirus, and an upcoming election in the most polarized stage of its history, one social justice advocate has called for reconciliation, saying it is a task that will require both political and spiritual investment.
One day after a massive explosion ravaged the port of Beirut, covering the surrounding area in clouds of smoke, Pope Francis offered prayers for the victims and their families, and asked the international community to help Lebanon overcome its internal crisis.