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Tuck the Gospel in your pocket and put on your walking shoes to share Christ’s love, peace and joy with the world, Pope Francis said.
Sunday, Sept. 14
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
The Scriptures for Sept. 13 and 14 call us to the “Exaltation of the Holy Cross.” The message is that the son of God paid with his death the price to free humankind from its sinfulness. One look at the cross says it all.
Embryos are as human as you and I; they’re simply younger, smaller and more vulnerable. They ought to be accorded the same respect that every human being deserves, as a matter of basic human rights. Human dignity demands nothing less.
The “Francis effect” has spilled over into the Sistine Chapel, bringing a surge in visitors but also increasing risks to maintenance of what Antonio Paolucci, director of the Vatican Museums, calls “the world’s chapel.”