We are “Catholic Atheists” if we have hardened hearts

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Listen to the Word of God to avoid the risk of a hardened heart. That was Pope Francis’ message in his homily at morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta on Thursday. The Pope pointed out that when we turn away from God and are deaf to His Word, we become unfaithful or even “Catholic atheists.” […]

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One after the other

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Starting with Abraham, culminating with Jesus to the Father and continuing until today, one finds many instances in which these words are spoken: “here I am”. As Pope Francis said on Tuesday, 24 January, during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Christians are called everyday “to do the Lord’s will”, becoming part of God’s providential […]

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Three graces

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“To recognize spiritual desolation, to pray when we experience this state of spiritual desolation and to know how to accompany people who are suffering difficult times of sadness and spiritual desolation”. In his homily at the Mass he celebrated at Santa Marta on Tuesday morning, 27 September, Pope Francis recommended that we ask the Lord […]

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Celebrate the ‘yes’

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“Yes”. For a Christian there is no other response to God’s call. Above all we must never turn away, pretending not to understand. On 4 April, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Lord, during Mass at Santa Marta, the Pope invited a “celebration of the ‘yes’”. On Monday morning, concelebrating with Francis were priests […]

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Consolation

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‘God is not absent, not even today, in these tragic situations. ‘ Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning. In the Book of the prophet Jeremiah, Chapters 30 and 31 are said to be those “of consolation,” because in them, God’s mercy is presented with all His capacity to comfort and to open the heart of […]

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We Can’t Have Hardened, Closed Hearts

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Francis Stresses No Matter How Much Knowledge You Have, If You Don’t Open Your Heart and Mind, You Are a Hypocrite Only with open hearts and admitting we are sinners, we can receive God’s mercy. Pope Francis stressed this during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, reported Vatican Radio. Drawing inspiration from today’s […]

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On the Hardness of the Heart: “Either you let yourself be loved by the mercy of God, or you do what you want”

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There are no compromises: either we let ourselves be loved “by the mercy of God” or we choose the way “of hypocrisy” and do as we please, allowing our heart to keep growing harder. This is the history of the relationship between God and man, from the time of Abel until now, which was the […]

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