- Jan 28, 2020
As of last December, there is a church in Rome that is open 24/7, with Eucharistic adoration and a team of 8 to 10 volunteers who, together with the parish priest, make sure there is always someone available to welcome those who need a helping hand.
Canadian Jesuit Michael Czerny, made a cardinal by Pope Francis last October, became the titular pastor of a parish in the outskirts of Rome on Sunday.
In a special New Year’s Eve liturgy Tuesday, Pope Francis offered a rare direct message to Rome, encouraging locals weary after a year of political bickering that has left many more confused than clear about their future.
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?