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There’s no requirement for a particular burial practice, only custom, Father Ken Doyle answers a reader in his weekly column. He also addresses a reader’s concerns on a sensitive topic: marital relations among elderly couples.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People can say things that sound Christian and call themselves Christian as they tell others what to do, but if they don’t pray often and live the Gospel, they harm others and the church, Pope Francis said.
General intention: “That children who are victims of abandonment or violence may find the love and protection they need.”
Mission intention: “That Christians, enlightened by the Word incarnate, may prepare humanity for the Savior’s coming.”
Browse our list of 31 books suitable for your spiritual reading during Advent, which begins Dec. 1, and the Christmas season.
Let the child decide when he or she is old enough to choose a religion, some say. Father Kenneth Doyle responds by asking if one would refuse to teach children math until they are old enough to decide if they like it. Parents pass on what they value, especially the values of Christian faith, he writes in his weekly column.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Temples and churches are places people gather for many reasons, but if a place of worship is not primarily a place where God is adored, then it can’t really be called a temple or a church, Pope Francis said.
“I think, and I say this with all humility, that we Christians have [...]
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said he goes to confession every two weeks, knowing that God never tires of forgiving those who repent, but also knowing that having a priest say “I absolve you” reinforces belief in God’s mercy.
Pope Francis holds up a box of “spiritual medicine” after praying the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Nov. 17. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis admitted he wasn’t a pharmacist, but he didn’t hesitate being the spokesman for the heart-healthy benefits of 59 little [...]