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Pope at Angelus: Church hears the cry of marginalized and poor

CNS photo/Vatican Media In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis urges Catholics to dispel the darkness lurking in society and says the Church cannot abandon her mission of evangelization and service. February 9, 2020 Pope Francis reflected on Jesus’ call in the day’s Gospel (Mt 5:13-16) for His disciples to be salt and [...]

Pope at Mass: there is no humility without humiliation

CNS photo/Vatican Media Commenting on the day’s Gospel, Pope Francis exhorts Christians to follow the path of humiliation as indicated by Jesus and John. He also urges pastors not to give in to worldliness, to the “temptation to climb”. February 7, 2020 Don’t be “afraid of humiliation”.  Let us ask the Lord to send [...]

Pope at Audience: Being poor in spirit is true freedom

CNS/Paul Haring Pope Francis reflects on the Beatitude “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” as he continues his catechesis on the Beatitudes during the weekly General Audience. February 5, 2020 In his catechesis on the first Beatitude — “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is [...]

Pope at Angelus: allow yourselves to be moved and amazed

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis looks to the example of Mary and Joseph, and Simeon and Anna, to mark the 24th World Day for Consecrated Life, celebrated on Sunday, the Liturgical Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. February 2, 2020 Pope Francis began his Sunday Angelus by telling the faithful gathered in St [...]

Pope at Mass: worldliness, a slow slide into sin

CNS photo/Vatican Media One of the evils of our time is to slip into a state where one loses the sense of sin. Pope Francis made the point in his homily at Mass Friday morning at the Casa Santa Marta, noting that even a holy king like David had fallen into this temptation. Worldliness, [...]

Pope at Mass: ‘God will judge us with the same measure we have for others’

  CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis urges the faithful to relate to others in a truly “Christian” way which is generous and full of love, and he explains that we will be judged with the same measure with which we measure others. January 30, 2020 Pope Francis reflected on the liturgical reading from the [...]

Pope at Audience: the Beatitudes are a message for humanity

CNS photo/Paul Haring Inaugurating a new cycle of catechesis dedicated to the Beatitudes, Pope Francis reflects on Jesus’ invitation to conduct a life of humility, poverty, and mercy. January 29, 2020 Pope Francis said that in order to give Himself to us, God often chooses "unthinkable" paths that point us beyond our “limitations, tears, [...]

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 [...]

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