Naming a child is an important task for parents, because it gives children a sense of identity and belonging to their family and to God, Pope Francis said.
Even before Katherine and Jeff Dobbs were married, they had a name picked out for a future son: Fulton Francis.
After circling a massive, crumbling public housing complex on the outskirts of Rome, Pope Francis had an emotional encounter with the neighborhood’s children.
Highlighting the plight of a seriously ill toddler in Great Britain and a severely brain-damaged man in France, Pope Francis called for greater respect for every patient’s life and dignity.
Third Sunday of Easter
First reading: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19
Second reading: 1 Jn 2:1-5
Gospel: Lk 24:35-48
Parents who prefer not to baptize their children in the hopes that they will “understand and ask for baptism” as adults lack faith that the Holy Spirit will act in their child’s life, Pope Francis said.
The miraculous healing of Angel Ramon in the department of San Pedro was attributed to the intercession of the venerable Servant of God Maria Felicia of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in a March 7 decree announcing her beatification from the Congregation for Saints’ Causes.
Easter is the love of Christ proclaimed in capital letters on a billboard as wide as this world, in sky-writing across the universe, so that no one might miss it.
Known as the apostle of divine mercy, St. Faustina Kowalska brought the message of God’s deep and passionate love for all of humanity.