Pope Francis’ “Letter,” properly implemented, has the opportunity to realize an almost 50-year-old vision of lay ministry that has largely lain dormant.
Jesus’ baptism is a sign of solidarity with humanity as well as proclamation of who he is, his identity and mission.
The message of Epiphany is that God “wants all people to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.”
The Church’s vestments on Dec. 28 are red because blood was shed, not because the Holy Family fled.
Rembrandt painted the Presentation many times in his life. Two of them — one from early in his career, one late — deserve our attention.
The Mérode Altarpiece abounds in theological symbolism.
Don’t be afraid. Let these final days of Advent be a kairos, a moment of grace, to seek the peace on earth that angels with divine warrant promise.