Sunday, Jan. 1, is the Octave day of the Nativity of the Lord and the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God.
Pope Benedict XVI gives his World Day of Peace message on Jan. 1. This year’s address is directed to educating young people about peace. He leads by example, educating young people this way:
“To all, and to young people in particular, I wish to say emphatically: ‘It is not ideologies that save the world, but only a return to the living God, our Creator, the guarantor of our freedom, the guarantor of what is really good and true … an unconditional return to God who is the measure of what is right and who at the same time is everlasting love. And what could ever save us apart...READ MORE