Pope Francis' catechesis centered on the day’s Gospel reading from St. Matthew, when Jesus begins to reveal to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem, suffer, be killed, and on the third day be raised.
Marco Tarquinio, the director of the newspaper, defended the publication of the letter in comments to CNA, explaining that he publishes a variety of opinions on issues, including articles which condemn new chemical abortion guidelines in Italy.
Pope Francis defined this new category of Christian life as the experience of a premature death due to the offering, or sacrificing, of one’s life out of Christian charity.
Pope Francis called inequality a “social disease,” many of the “symptoms” of which have been aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Cardinal De Donatis is leading the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes after recovering from the coronavirus this spring.
Turkish President Erdoğan ordered Aug. 21 that Chora Church, a much-visited site in the Fatih district of Istanbul, be turned into a mosque and opened for Muslim worship.
During Marian processions in some towns and villages in southern Italy, an image of the Virgin Mary will be stopped at the houses of mafia bosses and made to “greet” the boss with a “bow.”
“We must not be ashamed to cry out, like Peter: ‘Lord, save me!’ It is a beautiful prayer!” he said at his Aug. 9 Angelus.
The formula for baptism, according to the Catholic Church, is “I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
Speaking via livestream from the library of the Vatican’s apostolic palace, the pope stated that the Church “helps with the sick, but she is not an expert. Nor does she give specific socio-political indications.”