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Pope at Mass: Christians without joy are prisoners of formalities

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis is urging Christians not to be ashamed of expressing their joy of meeting God and feeling His closeness. He made the exhortation at Mass at the Casa Santa Marta Tuesday morning, saying the Gospel will only go ahead with evangelizers full of joy, a joy that also continues in [...]

Pope at Mass: ‘Make room in your lives for the Word of God’

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis says we need God’s Word so that we can hear, amid the thousands of other words in our daily lives, that one word that speaks to us not about things, but about life. His call to the faithful comes during Holy Mass to celebrate the first Sunday of the [...]

Pope at Angelus: ‘Be heralds and witnesses of God’s love’

Vatican Media Pope Francis reflects on the Gospel reading of the day and says all people of goodwill are called to be open to the mercy of the Father and allow themselves to be transformed by the grace of the Holy Spirit. January 26, 2020 Pope Francis addressed the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s [...]

Pope at Audience: Give migrants the same hospitality St Paul received

CNS photo/Vatican Media Dedicating his Catechesis to “hospitality” - the theme of this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - Pope Francis urges the faithful to be like the people of Malta, who welcomed and accepted St Paul and his companions in their moment of difficulty, as they were shipwrecked on the island. [...]

Pope at Mass: ‘You can’t buy the Lord’s gifts’

Vatican Media Pope Francis celebrates morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta reminding believers that the Lord’s gifts are free and it is not Christian to seek favors in order to grow in ecclesiastical careers. January 21, 2020 To be a Christian, a priest or a bishop is a free gift from the Lord, [...]

Pope at Mass: Trust in God makes us free

CNS photo/Vatican Media Trusting in the Word of God allows us to overcome idolatry, pride, and excessive self-confidence. In his homily on Monday during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said that being a “good Christian” means listening to what the Lord says about justice, charity, forgiveness, and mercy. In his homily [...]

Pope at Angelus: ‘never cease to be surprised by God’s love for us’

Vatican Media On this second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Pope Francis addressed the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus Prayer telling them to start anew their journey of faith. Explaining that the liturgy of the day is linked to the Epiphany and to the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus, celebrated [...]

Pope at Mass: essence of life is our relationship with God

CNS photo/Vatican Media The diseases of the soul need to be healed and the medicine is to ask for forgiveness. Basing himself on the miracle of the healing of the paralytic by Jesus, Pope Francis made this point in his homily at Mass at the Casa Santa Marta. January 17, 2020 Pope Francis delivered [...]

Pope at Mass: the little prayer that moves God

CNS photo/Vatican Media During the homily at Mass Thursday morning at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis says that Jesus is close to us, “His compassion will take upon itself our problems, our sins, our interior diseases”. January 16, 2020 The day’s Gospel tells how a leper approached Jesus, saying “Lord, if you will, [...]

Pope at Audience: Even if Church is persecuted, it never tires of welcoming

  CNS photo/Paul Haring Pope Francis, concluding his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles tells pilgrims that even if the Church is persecuted and chained, it never tires of welcoming with a motherly heart. Joining pilgrims in the Paul VI hall on Wednesday, Pope Francis concluded his catechesis on the Acts of the [...]

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