In the Pope’s Words

Words of wisdom from Pope Francis: the Angelus, Wednesday Audience and Morning Mass Homilies.

Pope at Angelus: Avoid idolatry of wealth and seek life’s true goods

(CNS photo/Vatican Media via Reuters) July 31, 2022 Back at the Vatican just a day after his penitential pilgrimage to Canada, Pope Francis leads the Sunday Angelus in St. Peter's Square offering thoughts on the day's Gospel that warns about the covetousness that lies in everyone’s heart that can tempt us towards greed [...]

Pope: Indigenous Peoples and grandmothers are a precious treasure of the Church

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) July 27, 2022 Following the Mass in the Commonwealth Stadium of Edmonton, on Tuesday, Pope Francis celebrates a Liturgy of the Word at Lac Ste. Anne, one of the most sacred sites for Indigenous peoples of North America, long known as a place of healing. In his homily he says [...]

The ‘solemn purpose’ of the Pope’s penitential pilgrimage

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) July 24, 2022 Indigenous people in Canada eagerly await Pope Francis' message of repentance and reconciliation as he begins his "penitential pilgrimage" in Canada. As Pope Francis was arriving in Canada on Sunday morning, parishioners at Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples in downtown Edmonton were celebrating Sunday Mass. [...]

Pope praises outgoing African Church discerning what God is telling us today

(CNS photo/Grant Lee Neuenburg, Reuters) July 20, 2022 Pope Francis prays that the Holy Spirit might inspire the Pan-African Catholic Theological & Pastoral Network, and calls this week's gathering of theologians, religious men and woman, laypeople and bishops in Nairobi to "discern what God is telling us today" a "sign of hope." Coming [...]

Pope at Angelus: ‘Listen to Jesus, everything else comes after’

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) July 17, 2022 At his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis turns to the Liturgy and uses it to explain why listening to the words of Jesus must always be our priority, as it guides us towards everything else. Addressing the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square for [...]

Pope: Nations must work together to adapt to climate change

(CNS photo/courtesy Televisa Univision) July 13, 2022 Pope Francis sends a message to participants in a Vatican conference on resilience and climate change, and urges all nations to work together to reduce carbon emissions and help people adapt to climate change. The Pontifical Academy of Sciences is hosting a two-day conference at the Vatican’s [...]

Pope at Angelus: See and have compassion like the Good Samaritan

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) July 10, 2022 At the Angelus prayer on Sunday Pope Francis calls on the faithful to follow the example of attentiveness and compassion of the Good Samaritan and, therefore, to be “disciples of the Way” pointed by Jesus. Ahead of the traditional mid-day prayer of the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on [...]

Pope Francis says he will appoint women to Dicastery for Bishops

(CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters) July 6, 2022 In the third part of his interview with the Reuters news agency, Pope Francis shares his plans to expand the role of women in the Roman Curia, and announces his intention to appoint two women to the Dicastery that assists the Pontiff in the selection of bishops. [...]

Pope at Angelus: ‘We proclaim Jesus through witness of brotherly love’

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) July 3, 2022 Pope Francis reflects on the Sunday Gospel at the Angelus prayer, and urges Christians to bear witness to Jesus through mutual respect and brotherly love. Ahead of the traditional noon-day prayer of the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis paused to reflect on the day’s Gospel, in which Jesus [...]

Pope at Audience: Old age ‘a time to find strength in frailty’

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) June 22, 2022 Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the value of old age at the weekly General Audience, and says the elderly should embrace their frailty and helplessness in order to follow and bear witness to Christ. Focusing his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience on the conversation Jesus had [...]

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