- Christmas, hope for humanity. That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will.
The grace which was revealed in our world is Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary, true man and true God. He has entered our history; he has shared our journey. He came to free us from darkness and to grant us light. In him was revealed the grace, the mercy, and the tender love of the Father: Jesus is Love incarnate. He is not simply a teacher of wisdom, he is not an ideal for which we strive while knowing that we are hopelessly distant from it. He is the meaning of life and history, who has pitched his tent in our midst. (12-24-13)
- Parents. That parents may be true evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith.
The first setting in which faith enlightens the human city is the family. (6/29/13)