Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. In his homily, the Holy Father said that Once we lose the sense of worship, we lose our direction in the Christian life, which is a journey towards the Lord, not towards ourselves. He said through worship, we discover that the Christian life is a love story with God.
Catholic Poland celebrates Feast of Epiphany
On the Feast of the Epiphany, the Three Kings’ Marches took place all across Poland. Around 1.3 million people took to the street to participate in the processions. The processions featured people of all ages. Polish President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser joined the Warsaw parade.
Catholic Church announces a prayer campaign in response to bushfire crisis
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference ACBC has announced a five-point response to deal with the ongoing bushfire calamity in Australia. The response includes reaching out to the affected people with basic aids like food, collaborating with national agencies and social service centers for providing healthcare, co-operating with religious ministries in providing financial help through voluntary donations, and offering special prayers in parishes, churches and homes. Australia has been facing the country’s worst fire seasons since last few months.
Oldest UK abortion center closes after 50 years
Calthorpe abortion center in Edgbaston, the first-ever abortion clinic in the UK that was opened 50 years ago has been shut down permanently. The facility was opened in 1969 as an elderly care center but was later transformed into an abortion center. The center was taken over by Marie Stopes International in 2002 and was one of the busiest abortion centers in the UK.
Poland launches pro-life initiative to commemorate Pope John Paul II’s birth anniversary
Poland has launched a new pro-life initiative to mark the centenary of the birth of Saint John Paul II. The initiative consists in offering a Mass for the complete cessation of abortion in Poland. The theme of the campaign is “2020 for Life.” Lukasz Grabalowski, creator of the campaign said that”the Holy Mass for the cessation of abortion is a concrete gift for the year dedicated to Saint John Paul II.