Thousands will gather in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza on Saturday, January 24th for the Walk for Life West Coast. The goal of this annual event is:
“To be a vocal and visual message that people of the West Coast stand for life. To reach out to women harmed by abortion. To inform society of the damage done to women by abortion.”
Will you be there? If you’re interested in going, but need a ride, there are groups throughout California and parts of Nevada who are organizing bus transportation. See the full list here.
Brooklyn brothers E.T. and Moe Etayyim of OckTV posted a video in which they ask strangers on the street to share their food. They are rejected by everyone … except a homeless man. The video ends with the phrase: “The things we get in life can make us a living. The things we give to people can make a life. Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.”
In his New Year’s Day homily celebrating the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Pope Francis said that just as Jesus and his mother Mary are inseparable, Jesus and His Church are inseparable, as both Mary and the Church are mothers of all humanity that guide their children to God.
Catholic News Agency reports:
“(The Church) is like a mother who tenderly holds Jesus and gives him to everyone with joy and generosity…Without the Church, Jesus Christ ends up as an idea, a moral teaching, a feeling,” he said.
Without the Church and her guidance, our relationship with Christ “would be at the mercy of our imagination, our interpretations, our moods,” the Roman Pontiff continued.
It is not possible to understand the salvation offered by Jesus without also appreciating the motherhood of the Church, he explained, adding that it is also impossible to love and belong to Christ without loving and belonging to the Church, because the Church is God’s family who brings Christ to humanity.
Read the full article at Catholic News Agency.