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

Pope at Mass in Malta: With Jesus, a new different life is always possible

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) April 3, 2022 Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Floriana during his Apostolic Visit to Malta, and reminds Christians that Jesus always offers us the possibility of a new life. With Jesus Christ, a new and different life is always possible. Pope Francis stressed this during his second day in Malta during [...]

Pope at Audience: Old age can be a time of spiritual vitality

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) March 30, 2022 At the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the lives and witness of the elderly, looking at how they can ensure our spiritual grounding and teach us the importance of discerning God’s presence in our daily lives and the unfolding of His saving plan. Presenting [...]

Pope at Angelus: May we receive God’s mercy with open hearts

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) March 28, 2022 Recalling the Parable of the Prodigal Son, Pope Francis says when a person's heart is synchronized with God and sees the repentance of a person for their mistakes, they rejoice. May we also rejoice by receiving God’s mercy so it becomes the light by which we see our [...]

Pope at Audience: Elderly are irreplaceable in passing on the faith

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) March 23, 2022 Continuing his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience on the meaning and value of old age, Pope Francis turns his attention to the special vocation of the elderly to hand on to new generations their personal experience of the Church’s faith. In his continuing catechesis on the meaning [...]

Pope at Angelus: May we welcome the Lord’s urgent call to conversion

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) March 20, 2022 Pope Francis encourages us to accept the Lord's urgent call to conversion by turning from sin and welcoming with open hearts the logic of the Gospel, because where love and fraternity reign, evil has no more power. In his reflections before leading the recitation of the Angelus, Pope [...]

Pope at Audience: Elderly can guide and save future generations

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) March 16, 2022 Continuing his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience on the meaning and value of old age, Pope Francis explores the vital role the elderly can play in handing on life's true and sustaining values to younger generations. Pope Francis held his weekly General Audience in the Paul VI [...]

Pope at Angelus: Let God’s light surprise and reawaken our hearts

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) March 13, 2022 In his Sunday Gospel reflections for the Angelus, Pope Francis recalls the Apostles who witnessed the Transfiguration of Jesus, noting that we too are in the need of God's light that reawakens our desire to pray and serve others. Greeting pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square for the Sunday [...]

Shevchuk: Pope Francis wants to be present through Cardinal Krajewski

(CNS photo/episkopat.pl) March 9, 2022 Pope Francis’ envoy to Ukraine, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, meets with leaders of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and of the Latin Church in Ukraine, as he begins his mission to the war-torn nation. Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the Papal Almoner, began his mission as Pope Francis’ envoy to Ukraine on [...]

Pope at Angelus: Respond to temptation with the Word of God

CNS photo/Vatican Media   March 6, 2022 On this first Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis warns the faithful to be vigilant against the temptations that “accompany us on the journey of life,” and invites Christians to look to Jesus who “does not make agreements with evil.” During his Angelus address on the first Sunday of [...]

Pope at Audience: Alliance of generations is indispensable

CNS photo/Paul Haring March 2, 2022 Pope Francis has begun a new cycle of catechesis on old age, focusing his second reflection in the series on long life as a “symbol and opportunity.” The tremendous longevity of the Old Testament patriarchs – who in the ritual narrative of the Scripture are said to have [...]

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