Pope Francis: The Church is like a mother who tenderly holds Jesus and gives Him to everyone with joy and generosity

pope francis new yearsIn 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.

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Radio ConsoleImmaculate Heart Radio is a lay apostolate dedicated to spreading the knowledge, love, and practice of the Roman Catholic Faith by means of radio. Our programming is therefore primarily inspirational, devotional and catechetical. We are currently hiring for an Operations Technician, in our Sacramento area office, to support our morning show.  The right candidate will provide technology and telecommunications based support for on-air programming and broadcasting.  Ensure the highest quality and reliable broadcasting to promote the mission of Immaculate Heart Radio.  We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including health and wellness benefits, Paid time off and 14 paid holidays’ annually.

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