‘First and foremost, it must be the active promotion of the good: denouncing evil and promoting the good,’ the Holy Father said on Oct. 23.
The organization Catholic Mobilizing Network, which is dedicated to ending the death penalty, stated Thursday that members were praying for Smith ahead of his execution.
More than 60 peers spoke against the bill during the debate.
Archbishop Roche underlined that the translation of liturgical texts is “a great responsibility” because “the revealed word can be proclaimed and the prayer of the Church can be expressed in a language which the people of God can understand.”
The Pope offered participants what he called three “road signs” as they walked “boldly along the road to hope.”
John Paul II himself proclaimed just one Doctor of the Church: St. Thérèse of Lisieux.