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

Pope at Audience: St Joseph ‘a dreamer able to discern God’s voice’

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) January 26, 2022 At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis offers a meditation on St Joseph as a “man who dreams,” and who knows how to discern the voice of God and act upon it. Pope Francis focused his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience on the dreams of St Joseph, showing [...]

Pope at Angelus: Be transformed by the Word of God

People hold a banner in Italian in St. Peter's Square as Pope Francis leads the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking the square at the Vatican Jan. 23, 2022. The banner says that the Italian group, Servants of Suffering, prays for the pope. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) January 23, 2022 Following the morning [...]

Pope at Audience: Joseph’s paternity reflects God’s tender love

Continuing his catechetical series on Saint Joseph, Pope Francis looks at his role as a loving father and a reflection of God's tenderness, which allows us to feel loved and welcomed in all our weaknesses. Pope Francis is pictured with nuns during his general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican Jan. 19, [...]

Pope at Angelus: Treasure the signs of God’s love

At the Sunday Angelus Pope Francis explains that the signs we read about in the Gospels are clues that reveal God’s love for us, who is always near, tender, and compassionate. People in St. Peter's Square attend Pope Francis' recitation of the Angelus from the window of his studio overlooking the square at the Vatican [...]

From ‘falling in love’ to mature love: Pope Francis’ message for engaged couples

(CNS photo/Yara Nardi, Reuters) December 1, 2021 Continuing his catechesis on St Joseph, Pope Francis offered engaged couples a reflection on moving beyond the ‘enchantment’ that comes with falling in love, toward a mature love that can stand the test of time. By Christopher Wells Pope Francis offered his catechesis at Wednesday’s General Audience as a message for [...]

Pope: the Kingship of Christ signifies truth, service, life

(CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters) November 21, 2021 Pope Francis reflects on the Kingship of Christ on today's Solemnity of Christ the King, noting that Jesus came not to dominate, but to serve others. And Christians are called to do the same, seeking the truth of Jesus' boundless love who frees us from our weaknesses. [...]

Pope Francis: St Joseph, an example and a witness for our times

(CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters) November 17, 2022 Following his catechesis on St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis begins a new series of reflections on St Joseph as an example and a witness for our times. By Christopher Wells Pope Francis began a new cycle of catecheses on [...]

Pope: Those who do good are investing in eternity

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) November 14, 2021 Pope Francis reflects on the transient nature of material goods and physical appearances and invites the faithful to base their lives on the Word of God. By Linda Bordoni Taking his cue from the Gospel passage of the day, Pope Francis explained that Jesus tells us that everything [...]

Pope at Audience: Walking according to the Spirit makes us free

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) November 10, 2021 Pope Francis concludes his General Audience catechetical series on the Letter to the Galatians highlighting how the Apostle Paul teaches that "the fulfillment of the true Law is found in this life of the Spirit given to us by Jesus." And the life of the Spirit "can only [...]

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