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Pope Francis marked All Souls’ Day yesterday by celebrating Mass at a military cemetery in Rome, calling for an end to war and the loss of innocent lives claimed in violent conflicts. Source: Crux.
Holiness is a gift everyone receives with Baptism, and it is a journey to be made together with the help of the saints in heaven, Pope Francis said on the Feast of All Saints yesterday. Source: OSV News.
The Maronite Eparchy of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania yesterday celebrated the Feast of the Assumption with the Divine Liturgy and the unveiling of a new statue at Our Lady of Lebanon Co-Cathedral in Harris Park, western Sydney.
A 2.7m high cross made from the floorboards of the first school established by Mary MacKillop in Penola was the centrepiece of the feast day Mass for Australia’s first saint at an Adelaide parish yesterday. Source: The Southern Cross.
In a message for the feast of St Joseph the Worker, Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv has called for the Church’s workplaces to be “characterised by respect and freedom, by mutual esteem and kindness”. Source: ACBC Media Blog.
Pope Francis has asked Catholics around the world to join him in entrusting to Mary “the universal desire for peace, especially for the martyred Ukraine, which is suffering so much”. Source: CNS.