Naming a child is an important task for parents, because it gives children a sense of identity and belonging to their family and to God, Pope Francis said.
Author: Jael SC
From her petite frame, knit sweater and snow-white hair, it would be difficult to guess that 88-year-old Sister Megan Rice, a member of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, recently spent two years behind bars for a felony.
Parents who prefer not to baptise their children in the hopes that they will “understand and ask for baptism” as adults lack faith that the Holy Spirit will act in their child’s life, Pope Francis said.
The path to holiness does not involve wrestling with some abstract boogeyman, but involves a “constant struggle against the devil, the prince of evil,” Pope Francis said.
In his new apostolic exhortation, “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), released by the Vatican, the pope urged Christians not to think of the devil as an intangible construct but rather “a personal being who assails us.”
Though they may go to church and say they are people of faith, the corrupt and “mafioso” have absolutely nothing Christian about them, Pope Francis said. “They call themselves Christian, but they carry death in their souls and bring death to others,” the pope said during his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square.
Today we allow the Gospel of our Lord’s Passion to speak for itself. Let us reflect on these events as they affect us today in our modern busy lives. The betrayal of Christ starts with someone from the inner circle; someone from the community; Judas Iscariot…
As is annual tradition, the matrics of Assumption Convent School in Germiston, Johannesburg, St Benedict’s College in Bedfordview, and Holy Rosary School in Edenvale joined for Mass and a breakfast to unite in prayer and friendship during their final...
The Women’s Group from St Catherine of Siena parish in Kleinvlei, Cape Town, had their annual retreat at St Anthony’s in the Valley chapel on the Nagenoeg farm in Stellenbosch. The theme for the day...
Pope Francis has decreed that Latin-rite Catholics around the world will mark the feast of “the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church” on the Monday after Pentecost each year.
In his formal documents, many speeches and unscripted morning homilies the past five years, Pope Francis has given the church plenty of “food for thought” on many issues of great importance.
The Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved has the second miracle needed for the canonisation of Blessed Pope Paul VI, allowing his canonisation to take place, possibly later this year.
Catholic priests must deliver good homilies so the “good news” of the Gospel can take root in people’s hearts and help them live holier lives, Pope Francis said.