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

Pope at Audience: Mosaic Law fulfilled in radical newness of Christ

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the Letter to the Galatians at the Wednesday General Audience, saying St. Paul urges Christians to look beyond the Mosaic Law to its fulfillment in Christ. Wednesday, August 11, 2021 “Why the law?” Pope Francis chose to focus his catechesis at the weekly General Audience [...]

Pope: May we grow in friendship with Jesus, the Bread of Life

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) In his reflections before leading the recitation of the Angleus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis recalls the day's Gospel reading when Jesus reveals himself as the Bread of Life. He underscores that Jesus alone nourishes our soul and gives unending life when life on earth ends. August 8, 2021 Addressing [...]

Pope at Audience: There is only one Gospel

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) August 4, 2021 Pope Francis continued his catechesis on St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians at the General Audience, which resumed on Wednesday following the summer break. By Christopher Wells “When it comes to the Gospel and to the mission to evangelize, Paul is enthusiastic,” said Pope Francis at Wednesday’s General Audience. [...]

Pope at Angelus: Welcome Jesus as the bread of life

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) August 1, 2021 At the noontime Sunday Angelus in Saint Peter’s Square, Pope Francis calls on us to be not only concerned about our materials needs, but above all to seek and deepen our relationship with God. By Vatican News staff writer Greeting the faithful in Saint Peter’s Square on a [...]

Pope at Angelus: Share and God will multiply your gifts

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) July 26, 2021 At the Sunday Angelus Pope Francis explains the “logic of smallness and giving” and how the Lord calls each one of us to give generously to help our brothers and sisters. Giving and sharing “increases love and allows God to perform wonders”. Vatican News staff writer Speaking to [...]

Pope at Angelus: We need to develop an “ecology of the heart”

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) July 18, 2021 Addressing the faithful in Saint Peter's Square for the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis says we need an "ecology of the heart" developed through "rest, contemplation and compassion". And the summer is a good time to do this. Vatican News staff writer After a two-week absence, Pope Francis appeared [...]

Pope Francis released from hospital returns to Vatican

(CNS photo/Cristiano Corvino, Reuters TV screengrab) July 14, 2021 The Pope leaves Gemelli hospital on Wednesday morning and visits the Basilica of Saint Mary Major to pray before the icon of the Virgin Mary Salus Populi Romani before returning to the Vatican just before 12 pm. Alessandro De Carolis - Vatican City The Director [...]

Pope at Angelus: healthcare for all is essential service

(CNS photo/Vatican Media via Reuters) July 11, 2021 From the balcony of his tenth-floor hospital window, Pope Francis greets crowds gathered below for the Sunday Angelus, broadcast live around the world. He thanks them for their closeness and offers his prayers for those suffering and needing care. Vatican News staff writer Pope Francis gave [...]

Pope Francis thanks everyone for “closeness and prayer”

Pope Francis July 7, 2021 Pope Francis sends his first tweet since last Sunday thanking well-wishers for their prayers and concern over his health and recovery. Vatican News staff writer Pope Francis sent a tweet at 1:30 pm Rome time on Wednesday thanking people around the world for their kind messages and care regarding [...]

Pope at Angelus: Open your eyes to God’s humble presence

(CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters) July 4, 2021 Pope Francis calls on us to keep our eyes and hearts free of prejudice and closed mindedness that comes from habit. Be open to being amazed at God’s surprises, he says, and God’s “humble and hidden presence in daily life”. By Vatican News staff writer Before leading [...]

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