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“The people who are humble, lowly and trust in the Lord, they are the ones who are saved, and this is the way of the church, right?” Pope Francis said during morning Mass today at the Vatican.
A Christian’s Christmas joy has nothing to do with “the consumerism that leads to everyone being anxious Dec. 24 because, ‘Oh, I don’t have this, I need that,’” Pope Francis told parishioners on Sunday. Christian joy “comes from prayer and from giving thanks to God.”
God’s grace isn’t “merchandise” that people can hoard or exploit for themselves; it is a free and loving embrace from God, Pope Francis said.
Like everyone, Father Joseph Corley is waiting during Advent for Jesus, the hope of the world. But the Delaware County pastor knows the spiritual gifts he wants for Christmas, and here’s hoping he gets them.
“The joy of going out to search for our brothers and sisters who are far off, this is the joy of the church,” the pope said at morning Mass today. “That is when the church becomes a mother, becomes fruitful.”
Father Ken Doyle finds ample church teaching on how respectfully to bury or entomb a loved one’s cremated remains, but less so on what to do with the wedding ring from one’s first, annulled, marriage.
God reveals himself to humble and meek hearts, said Pope Francis at morning Mass.
In a world full of distractions, family and friends often become a blur in a busy day, especially during Christmas. Father Eugene Hemrick advises us to attend to our relationships, including with our Father.
Believing in eternity and in the final establishment of the kingdom of God, Christians throughout history — starting with the disciples — were filled with questions such as when the end will come and what will happen to the created world, Pope Francis said.