Archive of January 7, 2018

Participating in the March for Life? There’s an indulgence for that.

Jan 7, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- Catholics participating in the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19 will be able to receive a plenary indulgence for doing so, the local Church has announced.

National Migration Week spotlights journey of immigrants

Jan 7, 2018 - 05:21 am .- The 2018 National Migration Week observed by the U.S. bishops’ conference will focus on the theme, “Many Journeys, One Family,” highlighting the experience of migrants who are forced to leave their homes.

Forgetting our baptism is to forget our identity, Pope Francis says

Jan 7, 2018 - 04:27 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis spoke of the importance of remembering the day of our baptism, which he said is more than just a date on the calendar, but is the moment we receive our Christian identity and are immersed in the grace and forgiveness of God.

Pope baptizes 34 babies, says faith can't grow without love at home

Jan 7, 2018 - 02:52 am .- Keeping with papal tradition, Pope Francis marked the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord by celebrating Mass in the Sistine Chapel, during which he baptized 34 infants, telling parents that love at home is the first requirement of passing on the faith.