Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pope Francis, Evangelium Vitae Day, and the Year of Faith

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on June 16 to conclude 'Evangelium Vitae Day,' a Year of Faith event to celebrate life!

He said in his homily:
This celebration has a very beautiful name: the Gospel of Life. In this Eucharist, in the Year of Faith, let us thank the Lord for the gift of life in all its forms, and at the same time let us proclaim the Gospel of Life.
On the basis of the word of God which we have heard, I would like to offer you three simple points of meditation for our faith: first, the Bible reveals to us the Living God, the God who is life and the source of life; second, Jesus Christ bestows life and the Holy Spirit maintains us in life; and third, following God’s way leads to life, whereas following idols leads to death....
...  Let us say “Yes” to life and not death. Let us say “Yes” to freedom and not enslavement to the many idols of our time. In a word, let us say “Yes” to the God who is love, life and freedom, and who never disappoints....
You can read his homily on the Vatican site here. 


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