Walsingham, England, Aug 28, 2012 / 14:32 pm
Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury has encouraged English Catholics to prepare for the Year of Faith by embracing and proclaiming Catholicism in its entirety.
"We are invited together with Simon Peter and with his successor Benedict our Pope to profess our Catholic faith in fullness and with renewed conviction," Bishop Davies said Aug. 26 during a pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Walsingham in Norfolk.
Bishop Davies gave two homilies during his pilgrimage to England's national Marian shrine. In a sermon to around 1,500 members of the Youth 2000 movement, he reminded the congregation of the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.
"The Mass brings us to make a choice, the choice Joshua put before his people, 'choose today whom you wish to serve,'" he told the young pilgrims gathered for the movement's [email protected] Festival.