The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, closes the Christmas season and opens it outward into Ordinary time
Pope Boniface VIII instituted the practice of celebrating Jubilee Holy Years in Rome in 1300.
This past Sunday, October 18th, Pope Francis canonized four saints including the first ever married couple to be canonized in modern times, Louis and Azélie-Marie or “Zélie” Martin.
As part of the celebration of the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has emphasized that a special Jubilee Indulgence will be available to the faithful as part of the celebration.
“I ain’t rich, but I damn sure wanna be.
The act of going on a pilgrimage has a long history in Christian tradition.
I have been married almost 30 years but I still remember the first time I went out for coffee with my future wife.
Pope Francis has declared the coming the year from December 8th 2015 to November 20th 2016 as an Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.
The Year of Jubilee was first implemented by the ancient Israelites at God’s command as a system of debt relief and assistance to the poor.
A recent Pew study surveyed practicing Catholics and 68 percent of them responded that “having a personal relationship with Jesus” was essential to being Catholic.