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Pope at Audience: Church must always be open, expansive, welcoming

CNS photo/Paul Haring In his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on how the first Christians resolve their differences at the “Council of Jerusalem”, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. October 23, 2019 Pope Francis began his catechesis by saying that the Book of Acts recounts the long journey of [...]

By |2019-10-23T12:31:00-04:00Oct 23rd, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Wednesday Audience|

Pope: Every baptized person cooperates in the proclamation of the Word

CNS photo/Vatican Media On World Mission Day, Pope Francis renews the call for a missionary commitment on the part of the whole Church. October 20, 2019 World Mission Day “is a good opportunity for every baptized person to become more aware of the need to cooperate in proclaiming the Kingdom of God through a [...]

By |2019-10-22T10:48:46-04:00Oct 20th, 2019|Categories: Angelus, In the Pope's Words|

Pope: Learn to point the finger at yourself, to be freed of hypocrisy

CNS photo/Vatican Media Reflecting on the reading during his daily Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis says that hypocrisy kills, and that learning to accuse ourselves and to open up to the Lord can cure us of it. October 15, 2019 In his homily at Mass on Tuesday, Pope Francis says that [...]

By |2019-10-17T11:11:08-04:00Oct 15th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|

Pope at Audience: Christ converts our hearts to love others

CNS photo/Paul Haring In his catechesis at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on how God converted the heart of Saul, the persecutor of Christians, and transformed him into the fearless preacher we know as Saint Paul. In the Acts of the Apostles, Saul was a religious ideologue who persecuted Jesus’ early followers. [...]

By |2019-10-09T15:47:13-04:00Oct 9th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Wednesday Audience|

Pope at Mass: ideology should not replace faith

CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano October 8, 2019 Celebrating Holy Mass Tuesday morning at the Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican, Pope Francis lamented Christians who judge everything “from the smallness of their hearts”. Instead, he said, the Lord mercifully approaches all human situations because He came to save, not to condemn. In his homily at [...]

By |2019-10-11T15:39:52-04:00Oct 8th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|

Pope at Santa Marta: Receiving the Word of God fills us with joy

  CNS photo/Vatican Media The encounter with the Word of God fills us with joy, and this is our strength. At the Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis emphasized that we cannot understand the feast of Sunday without the Word of God. October 3, 2019 In his homily at daily Mass, Pope Francis [...]

By |2019-10-04T14:41:19-04:00Oct 3rd, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|

Pope at Audience: Holy Spirit is the protagonist of evangelization

CNS photo/Yara Nardi, Reuters Continuing his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles at Wednesday’s General Audience this week, Pope Francis explains on how the Holy Spirit leads the deacon Philip to help the senior official of the Queen of Ethiopia to embrace Christ. October 2, 2019 Pope Francis began his catechesis, explaining how [...]

By |2019-10-02T14:22:29-04:00Oct 2nd, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Wednesday Audience|

Pope at Mass: promote a culture of hope by caring for young and old

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis urges us to care for the young and for the old, in families and in society at large. Speaking at Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, he says that to neglect children and the elderly because they are not productive is not a sign of God's presence. September 30, [...]

By |2019-09-30T16:11:55-04:00Sep 30th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|Tags: , |

Pope at Mass: We must not fail to weep. We must not fail to respond

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. In his homily, he reflects on this Sunday’s liturgical readings and reminds us “it is not just about migrants”. The first World Day of Migrants and Refugees was celebrated in 1914. Since then, this annual commemoration has become an opportunity to express concern for [...]

By |2019-09-30T15:56:33-04:00Sep 29th, 2019|Categories: Angelus, In the Pope's Words|

Pope at Angelus: People are worth more than possessions

CNS photo/Vatican Media At the Angelus in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, Pope Francis says that Jesus invites us to befriend wealth so as to transform good and riches into relationships. September 22, 2019 Before the recitation of the Marian Prayer, the Pope recalled the Sunday Gospel in which the protagonist is a cunning [...]

By |2019-09-24T21:29:32-04:00Sep 22nd, 2019|Categories: Angelus, In the Pope's Words|
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