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On New Year’s Day, pope says there’s nothing like a mother’s love

On New Year’s Day, pope says there’s nothing like a mother’s love Elise Harris Jan 1, 2019 SENIOR CORRESPONDENT Pope Francis incenses the altar as he celebrates a new year Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (Credit: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini.)   ROME – Pope Francis started the New Year heaping praise not only on the Virgin Mary but on all mothers, saying their love is the foundation of humanity and the cure for a world often divided and filled with bitterness. He praised mothers for the “heroism” they show “in self-giving, strength in compassion,…

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Dear Moms Who Breastfeed in Public: Pope Francis Has Your Back

The challenges of breastfeeding don’t only include worrying about your milk supply — most often, it’s about worrying what other people think when they see you popping your breast out to feed your baby. A lot of moms think twice before nursing in public, moreso if it’s inside religious institutions, like the church. In fact, some parents already get criticized for bringing older kids to mass. What more crying babies who can only be calmed by breastfeeding? Well, the next time you’re shamed for breastfeeding in public, tell them the Pope has your back. During a homily for an annual baptism service held inside…

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