His First Homily

Here is the text, as translated by the Vatican Radio, of Pope Francis' first homily.  Short and sweet and so challenging. In these three readings I see that there is something in common: it is movement. In the first reading, movement is the journey [itself]; in the second reading, movement is in the up-building of the Church. In the third, in the Gospel, the movement is in [the act of] profession: walking, building, professing.Walking: the House of Jacob. “O house of Jacob, Come, let us wa … [Read more...]

Pope Francis and Our Call to Service

Like many of you, I have been watching the news with excitement, waiting to see the white smoke and hear the words Habemus Papam!Yesterday was a day of great joy for so many of us.  It was a great day to be a Catholic.  Perhaps I am becoming a sappy old mother, but I cried the moment I saw Pope Francis and again when he humbly bowed his head in silence and asked for our prayers.By all accounts, Pope Francis seems to be a man of service, a man of action, and I love that.  Our Church is a c … [Read more...]


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