Morning Mass Homilies

A collection of the homilies from the Pope’s morning masses.

Pope: Learn to point the finger at yourself, to be freed of hypocrisy

CNS photo/Vatican Media Reflecting on the reading during his daily Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis says that hypocrisy kills, and that learning to accuse ourselves and to open up to the Lord can cure us of it. October 15, 2019 In his homily at Mass on Tuesday, Pope Francis says that [...]

By |2019-10-17T11:11:08-04:00Oct 15th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|

Pope: New saints “kindly lights” in the gloom of the world

Pope Francis presides over the canonizations of Cardinal John Henry Newman, Sister Marian Thresia, Sister Giuseppina Vannini, Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes, and Marguerite Bays. In his homily, the Pope reflects on the Gospel account of the lepers, and on the verbs “to cry out, to walk, to give thanks”. In a sun-drenched St Peter’s Square, and [...]

By |2019-10-17T11:02:54-04:00Oct 13th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|

Pope at Mass: ideology should not replace faith

CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano October 8, 2019 Celebrating Holy Mass Tuesday morning at the Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican, Pope Francis lamented Christians who judge everything “from the smallness of their hearts”. Instead, he said, the Lord mercifully approaches all human situations because He came to save, not to condemn. In his homily at [...]

By |2019-10-11T15:39:52-04:00Oct 8th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|

Pope at Santa Marta: Receiving the Word of God fills us with joy

  CNS photo/Vatican Media The encounter with the Word of God fills us with joy, and this is our strength. At the Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis emphasized that we cannot understand the feast of Sunday without the Word of God. October 3, 2019 In his homily at daily Mass, Pope Francis [...]

By |2019-10-04T14:41:19-04:00Oct 3rd, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|

Pope at Mass: promote a culture of hope by caring for young and old

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis urges us to care for the young and for the old, in families and in society at large. Speaking at Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, he says that to neglect children and the elderly because they are not productive is not a sign of God's presence. September 30, [...]

By |2019-09-30T16:11:55-04:00Sep 30th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|Tags: , |

Pope at Mass: bishops and priests must be close to God’s people

CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano Pope at Mass: bishops and priests must be close to each other and to God's people Pope Francis asks for prayers for priests and bishops during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, and urges all those who have received the gift of the priesthood to be close to each other and [...]

By |2019-09-24T21:21:40-04:00Sep 20th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|

Pope at Mass: Ministry is a gift to be contemplated

CNS photo/Vatican Media In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday, Pope Francis says ordained ministry is a gift which should be appreciated and shared. September 19, 2019 Pope Francis reflected on ordained ministry at Mass on Thursday, saying Jesus offers this gift to deacons, priests, and bishops so they [...]

By |2019-09-24T21:08:12-04:00Sep 19th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|

Pope at Mass: compassion is the language of God

CNS photo/Vatican Media At the heart of Pope Francis’ reflection during morning Mass on Tuesday is the virtue of compassion which, he says, is the language of God, whilst often the language of man is that of indifference. September 17, 2019 Pope Francis on Tuesday invited the faithful to open their hearts to compassion. [...]

By |2019-09-24T21:02:08-04:00Sep 17th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|

Pope at Mass: Pray for people in government and political leaders

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Monday, for the first time after the summer break, and invites everyone to pray for people in government and political leaders, rather than insulting them. September 16, 2019 Pray for people in government and for politicians, that they “may work for [...]

By |2019-09-24T20:34:01-04:00Sep 16th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|

Pope: Jesus Seeks Witness to His Life

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the feast of Saints Peter and Paul (Vatican Media) Pope Francis presides over Holy Mass on Saturday in St Peter’s Basilica for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul... By Lydia O'Kane As Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis on Saturday celebrated the feast of the Patrons of this ancient [...]

By |2019-07-01T14:01:27-04:00Jul 1st, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|
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