In the Pope’s Words

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

Pope: ‘The only way out of the current crisis is all together’

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) September 23, 2020 Speaking during the General Audience in the Vatican, Pope Francis looks to a post-pandemic world and reflects on the principle of subsidiarity, whereby every level of society has a role to play in revitalizing the social fabric. By Vatican News Continuing in his series of catecheses on the [...]

Pope at Angelus: God calls everyone, and calls always

CNS photo/Vatican Media September 20, 2020 At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis reflects on the parable of the workers in the vineyard, heard in the day’s Gospel, and elaborates on two ways God acts. By Vatican News In his reflection on Sunday’s Gospel, Pope Francis highlighted two attitudes of the landowner in Jesus’s [...]

Pope Francis: Become guardians of life and earth with contemplation and care

(CNS photo/Yara Nardi, Reuters) September 16, 2020 Continuing his catechesis on the current pandemic in the light of the Church’s social doctrine, the Pope at his weekly General Audience on Wednesday stresses the importance of caring for each other and contemplating the world in which we live. By Vatican News “Contemplating and caring: these [...]

Pope at Angelus: forgiveness and mercy helps avoid suffering, wars…

Pope Francis at Angelus on Sunday (Vatican Media) September 13, 2020 At Sunday’s midday Angelus prayer, Pope Francis reflects on the day’s Gospel of the parable of the unmerciful servant saying if we do not strive to forgive and love, neither we will be forgiven and loved. By Vatican News Pope Francis is urging [...]

Pope Francis: Confront Covid with unbounded love

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) September 9, 2020 At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis says it is “time to improve our social love.” By Christopher Wells Pope Francis focused his attention on the concept of the “common good” in his catechesis at Wednesday’s General Audience. Seeking the common good together Continuing his reflections on [...]

Pope at Angelus: Gossip ‘a plague more awful than Covid-19’

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) September 6, 2020 At the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis explores Jesus’ invitation to admonish members of the community who have sinned, and says fraternal correction builds up the Church while gossip tears it down. By Devin Watkins Ahead of the traditional Marian prayer of the Angelus, Pope Francis reflected [...]

“All brothers”: Pope Francis to sign new encyclical on Oct. 3 in Assisi

The Basilica of St Francis, Assisi September 5, 2020 Pope Francis will sign a new encyclical after Mass celebrated in the Basilica of St. Francis on 3 October. The ceremony will take place without the faithful present, in respect of the current health situation. By Vatican News Pope Francis will visit the Italian town [...]

Pope at Audience: Solidarity needed to rebuild post-pandemic community

Pope Francis leads his general audience in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican Sept. 2, 2020. It was the pope's first public audience with pilgrims in six months. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) September 2, 2020 In his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis urges everyone to combine authentic solidarity with the virtue [...]

Pope calls for day of prayer, fasting in solidarity with Lebanon

Pope Francis appeals for Lebanon during the General Audience on September 2, 2020 (CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters) One month after a massive explosion at a fertilizer storage facility tore through Beirut and reopened Lebanon’s old wounds, Pope Francis expresses his and the Church’s solidarity with the troubled nation and calls for a worldwide [...]

Pope at Angelus: Christians called to serve God and neighbour as Jesus

Pope Francis speaks during Angelus from the window at St Peter's Square, at the Vatican (Vatican Media) August 30, 2020 At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis says “taking up the Cross” means imitating Jesus by expending our life in service to God and neighbour. By Vatican News In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus speaks to [...]

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