At the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy in 2016, Pope Francis had asked to envision a Sunday entirely dedicated to the Word of God. The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, which falls this year on Jan. 26, will be devoted from now on to the Word of God.
Pope Francis explains that Jesus shows us how to fulfill the Father’s plan with filial obedience, meekness, simplicity and respect as we go about our mission to witness and proclaim the Father’s boundless love for all of His children.
At the General Audience on Wed., Jan. 8, Pope Francis called for prayers for Australia, which is currently battling massive wildfires.
Pope Francis, during the Angelus, speaks of the Magi whose lives were changed after encountering the baby Jesus. He also greets the Eastern Churches, Catholic and Orthodox, many of whom celebrate the Lord's birth on the 7th of January.
As we begin the year 2020, Pope Francis calls us to adoration to help make Jesus Christ more central in our own personal, social, and faith life. I invite you to reflect on the homily he delivered for the feast of the Epiphany. † Christian Lépine, Archbishop of Montreal
Saint-Léonard (de Port-Maurice) Church was officially erected on Sunday, Dec. 22, 1889. Three days later, the church was consecrated during the Christmas Mass, and 130 years later, Archbishop Lépine came to celebrate an anniversary Mass.
“The church is called to go outside of itself and go to the peripheries, not just geographic, but also the existential peripheries,” said Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio in March 2013. He did not wait until he was elected pope to make the “peripheries” central to his message, a central focus of our attention.