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

May the Holy Spirit renew the grace of Baptism in us

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) October 17, 2021 Addressing pilgrims gathered for the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis invites us to ask the Holy Spirit to renew the grace of Baptism in us, the immersion in Jesus, in his way of being, in service. Vatican News staff writer Focusing his reflections on today’s Gospel reading which recounts [...]

Pope: Christian freedom leads to welcoming people and cultures

CNS photo/Paul Haring October 13, 2021 Pope Francis says that, freed by grace and love, Christianity is able to welcome every people and culture, and in turn opens peoples and cultures to greater freedom. By Christopher Wells Christian freedom “does not enter into conflict with cultures or with the traditions we have received,” Pope Francis [...]

Pope at Angelus: Salvation is a gift, not a bargaining chip

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) October 11, 2021 Pope Francis tells the faithful that Christian life is a gift, based not on our abilities and our plans, but on God’s loving gaze. By Linda Bordoni Reflecting on the Gospel readings of the day, Pope Francis invited all Christians to say “yes” to God and savour the [...]

Pope at Audience: True freedom flows from the Cross of Christ

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) October 6, 2021 In his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis continues his reflection on St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, exploring the concept Christian freedom and how Christ, the Truth, achieved it in His supreme act of love on the Cross. By Robin Gomes Christian freedom is the gift of God [...]

Pope at Angelus: The Lord holds us like a Father does his child

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) October 3, 2021 Pope Francis addresses the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square and urges them to accept being small in order to grow big. By Francesca Merlo Reflecting on the day’s liturgy, as he addressed the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square for the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis noted that [...]

Pope at Audience: Power of grace must lead to works of mercy

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) September 29, 2021 At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis tackles the question of justification as he resumes his catechesis on St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. By Christopher Wells Taking up the “difficult but important topic” of justification in his catechesis at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis said that St Paul [...]

Pope at Angelus: Christian communion built by welcoming, not dividing

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) September 26, 2021 At the Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis reflects on Jesus’ exhortation to put aside judgements by pruning our inflexibility toward others. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis prayed the Angelus on Sunday with pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square, and reflected on the day’s Gospel (Mk 9:38-41), in which [...]

Pope at Audience: Budapest & Slovakia visit was ‘pilgrimage of prayer, hope’

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) September 22, 2021 At his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on last week’s Apostolic Journey to Budapest and Slovakia, calling it a pilgrimage to the roots of prayer and hope. By Devin Watkins Pope Francis spoke about the meaning of his Apostolic Visit to Slovakia and Budapest in the catechesis [...]

Pope at Angelus: Fidelity to God means willingness to serve

Pope Francis greets the faithful from the window of the Apostolic Palace (Vatican Media) September 19, 2021 At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on the theme of service, saying that when we serve others, we receive God’s embrace. By Christopher Wells In God’s eyes, Pope Francis said on Sunday, “greatness and success” [...]

Pope at Audience: Equality in Christ overcomes our differences

At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis highlights the equality of all Christians in Christ, noting that anyone who accepts Christ in faith has “put on” Christ and His filial dignity through baptism. Continuing his catechesis on the Letter of Saint Paul to the Galatians during the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis noted the [...]

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