"Through the intercession of the virgin Mary, may the Lord grant us to be artisans of peace -- and this begins at home, in the family -- every day of the new year."
"Do we content ourselves with a few commandments or do we follow Jesus as lovers, really prepared to leave behind something for him?"
The new saints' relics were present at the Mass as reminders that the saints were flesh-and-blood people who lived holy lives.
Blesseds Paul VI and Oscar Romero are two of seven new saints Pope Francis will canonize Oct. 14 at the Vatican.
Click here to link to the pope's letter and Bishop Barres' response.
"Consequently, the church teaches, in the light of the Gospel, that the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person."
It's from your roots that you will get the strength to continue.
Messages coincide with United Nations days of awareness.
'To have a more tranquil life, an innocent is done away with."