More than the other three Gospels, Luke’s Gospel is a “social” Gospel, a Gospel of mercy, a Pope Francis Gospel. Luke’s “social” theme is emphasized in the first part of this Sunday’s Gospel.
Father Jerome H. Hibner died Nov. 19 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. He was 77. He was born Dec. 25, 1937 in Lodz, Poland. His parents were Jerome and Anna Bednarek Hibner.
Neither chill nor rain could dampen the spirits of the close to 400 people who prosessed to the new St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Ridgway.
You may have heard the story. On Dec. 9 in 1531, as he headed to the city of Mexico on the path of Tepeyac, a humble man named Juan Diego saw a vision of a young woman covered with light. De seguro que todos conocemos la historia: un 9 de Diciembre en 1531, mientras se encaminaba a la ciudad de México por el camino del Tepeyac, un hombre humilde llamado Juan diego vio una visión de una joven mujer cubierta de Luz, quien después describió era la Siempre Virgen santa María.
In a letter to Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of New Evangelization, the office organizing events for the holy year, Pope Francis’ explained expanded opportunities for obtaining indulgences that are a normal part of the celebration of a holy year.