November 2, 2018

Positivity: Annual White Mass honors the gifts of those with disabilities

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Washington:

Oct 29, 2018 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Washington celebrated the ninth-annual White Mass on Sunday at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle.

The Mass is held in honor of the dignity of those living with disabilities. It was first celebrated in 2010, and is called the “White Mass” as the color is symbolic of the “dignity shared by all who have been baptized into Christ’s body.”

Those who attend are encouraged to wear white.

The principal celebrant of the Mass was Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Apostolic Administrator for the Archdiocese of Washington, and the homily was delivered by Msgr. Charles Pope.

In his homily, Pope spoke about courage, and drew comparisons to the day’s Gospel, which featured Christ healing a blind man and restoring his vision. Pope said that Catholics should not only think of themselves as the blind man of the Gospel, but also as the crowd and even Christ, in that they are called to help others see.

“It takes courage to see, courage to even want to see,” he explained.

Pope acknowledged that while some people in the room were physically blind, “all of us struggle with a degree of spiritual blindness.” …

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