The Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church

Today we celebrate the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. This celebration, instituted by Pope Francis in 2018, is also an extension of yesterday’s celebration of Pentecost. In pondering the readings chosen for this feast, at first it can seem...

Mary Mother of the Church

Yesterday’s solemnity, Pentecost Sunday, is celebrated as the “birthday of the Church.” Where there is a birth, there must be a mother. Today’s memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church was officially added to the liturgical calendar in 2018, so that the day after the...