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Pope Francis described 2016 as a “packed year,” one full of initiatives that helped Catholics “see and touch with their hands the fruits of the mercy of God.”
Struggling against God is normal because following his way toward redemption always comes with some kind of cross to bear, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.
Europe’s top Catholic charitable agency has published a “road map for social justice and equality,” urging all church members to defend the poor and marginalized.
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Each year in the United States, we celebrate the beginning of a new calendar year on Jan. 1 with festivities of all sorts, hoping for a great new year. In our Catholic faith, we celebrate the beginning of a new liturgical year on the first Sunday of Advent, also hoping for a great new year for spiritual reasons.
Cada año en los Estados Unidos celebramos el comienzo de un nuevo calendario el 1 de enero con festividades de todo tipo, con la esperanza de un gran año nuevo. En nuestra fe católica, celebramos el comienzo de un nuevo año litúrgico en el primer domingo de Adviento, esperando también un gran año nuevo por razones espirituales.