- Jan 17, 2020
Pope Francis reminds the faithful of the importance of recognizing one’s sins and asking for forgiveness. “God created the world, mankind fell into sin, Jesus came to re-create the world,” the pope said December 5 at his morning Mass.
Nothing says Thanksgiving like turkey, gravy and cranberries spilling over festive tables. But as we prepare to indulge in a sumptuous feast, a little reminder of why gluttony is one of the seven deadly sins and what the holiday is really about.
In an interview with the Italian Catholic media outlets TV2000 and Blu Radio to mark the end of his jubilee Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis described his anguish at meeting a mother who lost one of three children, and he called abortion a “horrendous crime” and “very grave sin.”
In his final general audience during the Year of Mercy, which was to close Nov. 20, Pope Francis reflected on two verses in the Gospel of St. Luke (6:41-42) in which Jesus warns against the hypocrisy of noticing “the splinter in your brother’s eye,” but not perceiving “the wooden beam in your own.”
The heated debates in the Synod of Bishops regarding the possibility of divorced and remarried Catholics receiving Holy Communion have opened up a series of other important discussions, especially concerning the relationship between mercy and justice and between charity and truth. How can these seemingly opposing principles be lived out
Q. My daughter is scheduled to be married four months from now, and her fiance is a born-again Christian. He was baptized a Catholic in his country of origin, but when his family immigrated to the United States, they began to attend a Christian charismatic community. My daughter was baptized