Pope Francis has declared paedophilia to be one of the “vilest” crimes as he renewed a pledge to rid the Catholic Church of paedophile priests.
A Mass will be held at 10am tomorrow (Thursday 10 January) at Our Lady’s Home in Coogee to mark the 98th anniversary of the death of Eileen Rosaline O’Connor, the co-founder of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor. Eileen O’Connor was recently recognised as a Servant of God by the Holy See.
In a reading for Mass 20 December, Pope Francis devoted his homily to a reading from the Gospel according to Luke.
Christmas is one of the most celebrated holidays around the world. In countries like the United States, radio stations play Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ non-stop, entire suburbs are decorated in Christmas lights, and shopping centres filled to capacity with people hoping to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones.
As Christmas Masses draw in many more people each year, it is a great opportunity for those that don’t attend Mass regularly to have their say in the Plenary Council process.
Pope Francis has encouraged all to look out for the surprises that Christmas brings