In the Pope’s Words

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

Pope at Mass: ‘You can’t buy the Lord’s gifts’

Vatican Media Pope Francis celebrates morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta reminding believers that the Lord’s gifts are free and it is not Christian to seek favors in order to grow in ecclesiastical careers. January 21, 2020 To be a Christian, a priest or a bishop is a free gift from the Lord, [...]

Pope at Mass: Trust in God makes us free

CNS photo/Vatican Media Trusting in the Word of God allows us to overcome idolatry, pride, and excessive self-confidence. In his homily on Monday during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said that being a “good Christian” means listening to what the Lord says about justice, charity, forgiveness, and mercy. In his homily [...]

Pope at Angelus: ‘never cease to be surprised by God’s love for us’

Vatican Media On this second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Pope Francis addressed the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus Prayer telling them to start anew their journey of faith. Explaining that the liturgy of the day is linked to the Epiphany and to the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus, celebrated [...]

Pope at Mass: essence of life is our relationship with God

CNS photo/Vatican Media The diseases of the soul need to be healed and the medicine is to ask for forgiveness. Basing himself on the miracle of the healing of the paralytic by Jesus, Pope Francis made this point in his homily at Mass at the Casa Santa Marta. January 17, 2020 Pope Francis delivered [...]

Pope at Mass: the little prayer that moves God

CNS photo/Vatican Media During the homily at Mass Thursday morning at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis says that Jesus is close to us, “His compassion will take upon itself our problems, our sins, our interior diseases”. January 16, 2020 The day’s Gospel tells how a leper approached Jesus, saying “Lord, if you will, [...]

Pope at Audience: Even if Church is persecuted, it never tires of welcoming

  CNS photo/Paul Haring Pope Francis, concluding his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles tells pilgrims that even if the Church is persecuted and chained, it never tires of welcoming with a motherly heart. Joining pilgrims in the Paul VI hall on Wednesday, Pope Francis concluded his catechesis on the Acts of the [...]

Pope at Mass: authority is not in commanding but in coherence and witness

  CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis speaks about the harm done by “incoherent” Christians and “schizophrenic” pastors who do not bear witness and thus distance themselves from the Lord's way of doing things, from His authentic “authority”. He made the point in his homily at Mass, Friday morning, at the Casa Santa Marta. January [...]

Pope Francis baptizes children in Sistine Chapel

CNS photo/Vatican Media On the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Sistine Chapel, and baptizes 32 children. January 12, 2020 Following a long-standing tradition, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday. The feast commemorates Jesus’ [...]

Pope at Angelus: ‘Jesus teaches us to be meek, simple, respectful’

Pope Francis waves to the crowd gathered for the Sunday Angelus (Vatican Media) Pope Francis explains that Jesus shows us how to fulfill the Father’s plan with filial obedience, meekness, simplicity and respect as we go about our mission to witness and proclaim the Father’s boundless love for all of His children. January 12, [...]

Pope at Mass: ‘he who says he loves God but does not love his brother is a liar’

  CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Casa Santa Marta and reflects on how love is expressed through concrete actions. January 10, 2020 Pope Francis reflected on the liturgical reading of the day, taken from the First Letter of St. John the Apostle, which focusses on the topic of love. The [...]

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