In the Pope’s Words

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

Pope at Audience: Love is mystical root of believer’s life

CNS photo/Vatican Media November 25, 2020 Pope Francis reflects on the prayer of the early Church at the General Audience on Wednesday By Christopher Wells At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis turned his gaze to the prayer life of the early Church, as he continued his catechesis on prayer. “The Church’s first [...]

Pope at Angelus: ‘We enter God’s Kingdom through the door of humble service’

Pope Francis at Angelus (Vatican Media) November 22, 2020 Pope Francis celebrates the Solemnity of Christ the King reminding the faithful they will be judged on love, on works, on compassion that becomes nearness and kind help. By Vatican News staff writer Marking the Solemnity of Christ the King on the last Sunday of [...]

Pope at Audience: Mary a woman of prayer and model for our prayer

CNS photo/Vatican Media November 18, 2020 Pope Francis reflects on prayer and on how the Virgin Mary, who entrusted herself to God with docility, is a model for our own lives. By Vatican News staff writer Pope Francis greeted the faithful on Wednesday morning, saying: “Today we meet the Virgin Mary as the prayerful [...]

Pope at Mass on World Day of Poor: ‘The poor guarantee us eternal income’

CNS photo/Paul Haring November 15, 2020 Pope Francis celebrates Mass to mark the World Day of the Poor, and urges Christians to spend our lives in prayer, charity, and witness to the Gospel on behalf of those in need. By Devin Watkins The World Day of the Poor was instituted in 2016 by Pope [...]

Pope at Angelus: We must use our gifts for good

CNS photo/Vatican Media November 15 2020 Pope Francis reflects on the Parable of the Talents at the Angelus on Sunday, saying God will reward “those who have used their gifts to do good.” By Christopher Wells On the penultimate Sunday of the liturgical year, Pope Francis reflected on the Parable of the Talents in [...]

Pope renews Church’s commitment to eradicate clerical sex abuse

CNS photo/Vatican Media November 11, 2020 Speaking in the wake of the release of the McCarrick Report, Pope Francis expresses closeness to all victims of abuse and renews the Church’s commitment to eradicate this evil. By Vatican News staff writer Pope Francis on Wednesday referred to the release of the McCarrick Report the day [...]

Pope at audience: We must pray always

CNS photo/Vatican Media November 11, 2020 At the General Audience, Pope Francis considers three of Jesus’ parables that emphasis the importance of praying constantly. By Christopher Wells Pope Francis continued his catechesis on prayer on Wednesday, focusing on the quality of perseverance in prayer. Jesus Himself, the Pope said, “has given an example of continual prayer, [...]

Pope: a life of love prepares us for the final encounter with the Lord

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis tells Christians that the good works of every day, inspired by the love of Christ, allow us to await with serenity the feast of life beyond death. By Vatican News staff writer Pope Francis told Christians that the good works of every day, inspired by the love of Christ, [...]

Pope prays for innocent victims of hatred and terror

Candles and flowers near the crime scene after multiple shootings in Vienna (ANSA) November 4, 2020 Pope Francis turns his thoughts and prayers to the victims of terror attacks that have bloodied European soil this week describing them as “deplorable acts that aim to compromise fraternal collaboration between religions”. By Linda Bordoni Pope Francis [...]

Pope at Audience: Prayer is rudder to guide course of our lives

CNS photo/Vatican Media November 4, 2020 At the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis says Jesus shows us that we must pray early, often, and in silence, and urges everyone to pray for those who are ill with Covid-19 and the medical personnel working to treat them. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis began his Wednesday [...]

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