Love is not all hearts and flowers or what is presented in a sappy romantic film, Pope Francis said. “Love is something else. Love is taking responsibility for others.”
Pope Francis has decreed that a new obligatory memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, be celebrated every year on the Monday after Pentecost (May 21 this year).
Although a healthy curiosity can lead to new discoveries, too much curiosity can open the door to dangerous things that harm the soul, Pope Francis said.
Mark Peredo knew he had to do something drastic. His 27-day, 600-mile walking pilgrimage across the Camino in France and Spain in late 2016, left him with a lingering combination of anger and brokenness.
Robert and Eleanor Reiss talked to their son, Bobby, in Palm Beach County, Florida, just two days before he died March 18, 2017, of an overdose of a synthetic opioid.
When a virulent typhus epidemic swept through a World War II concentration camp in Dachau, Germany, in early 1945, many imprisoned Polish priests volunteered to minister to the dying men.
In “Amoris Laetitia,” Pope Francis teaches that the sacrament of marriage is not merely a “thing” or an impersonal power. It is an encounter with the person of Jesus who strengthens, heals and walks with the couple in their life together (No. 73).