New feast day to encourage maternal sense of the Church, Marian piety for the people

Posted May 17, 2018 3:28 pm by Editor

New feast day to encourage maternal sense of the Church, Marian piety for the people

WASHINGTON – The Catholic Church doesn’t often add new celebrations to its pretty full liturgical calendar, but this year’s new feast day, Mary, Mother of the Church on May 21, has Catholics gearing up to mark the day or at least think a little more about Mary.

The new feast day, which will be celebrated annually the day after Pentecost, was announced in a March 3 decree by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. The decree said the Pope approved the celebration because he thought it might “encourage the growth of the maternal sense of the Church in the

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