Just a few hours before Pope Francis would celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at a youth detention center in Rome March 28, 11 Jesuit novices arrived at Los Angeles’ juvenile hall in Sylmar with their master of novices to wash the feet of 12 incarcerated teenage boys.
Thirteen state attorneys general asked the federal government to expand the religious exemption under the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate to private companies.
Women have a privileged role in the church because of their ability to pass on the faith through love, Pope Francis said.
Here are a few of Pope Francis’ favorite things, which he revealed in a series of interviews granted while he was archbishop of Buenos Aires.
In only a few days Pope Francis has surprised many by his communicative style: direct and simple, with two or three basic ideas easy to remember, and often going off-script to tell an interesting story or an anecdote that would illustrate his point.
Sunday, March 31
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
Acts 10:34a, 37-43
The first sounding of the Cathedral of St. Paul’s restored and enhanced 1963 Æolian-Skinner gallery organ, originally set to be heard at the Easter Vigil March 30, has been postponed.
-The paradox of mystery, not the parroting of history
-Mom follows seminarian son’s footsteps into Church
-Son plans return from Rome for Easter Vigil
-Matthew Kelly: Laying down your life
-Ringing Easter bells, hoping against hope
-Speaker Series: Staying on ‘the way’ toward God
Father Jerry Dvorak will bless baskets of Easter food at 1 p.m. on Holy Saturday (March 30) at St. Peter in Richfield.
The church never sold indulgences; they are great gifts offered to the people of God by Jesus through his Church
Somewhere in their midst — across the alley, around the river — two people met and married, forging the lineage that leads to you.