In the Pope’s Words

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

Pope at Audience: Elderly must resist temptation to knowledge without action

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) May 25, 2022 At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis continues his catechesis on old age, and urges the elderly to hold on to their passion for justice while resisting the temptation to accumulate knowledge without turning it into action. Pope Francis reflected on the Old Testament Book of Qoheleth, or [...]

Pope at Audience: The elderly teach us to persevere in faith

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) Continuing his catechesis on the elderly at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis draws inspiration from the biblical figure of Job, who witnesses a God of tenderness behind His silence. In his continuing catechesis on the meaning and value of old age in the light of God’s word, Pope Francis turned [...]

Pope at Regina Caeli: “The Holy Spirit illuminates our steps”

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) May 15, 2022 Pope Francis’ catechesis on the Sixth Sunday of Easter is dedicated to the gratuitousness of God’s love and to the gift of the Holy Spirit. Pope Francis prayed the Regina Caeli on Sunday and addressed the faithful, linked via live-streaming, to the Vatican’s Apostolic Library, encouraging them to [...]

Pope at Audience: Elderly’s talents and charisms must be celebrated

(CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters) May 11, 2022 Continuing his catechesis on the elderly at the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis praises the Biblical heroine Judith, and suggests she can serve as an example of how to properly use the gifts God has given us. We must celebrate all the talents and charisms of the [...]

Pope at Regina Coeli: Hear and follow the Lord, our Good Shepherd

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) May 8, 2022 Pope Francis calls on us to hear the Lord when he calls us, to realize that he knows us better than ourselves, and to follow Him as our Good Shepherd, as today's liturgy tells us about the loving bond that exists between the Lord and each one of [...]

Pope at Audience: Elderly Christians must uphold honour of faith for youth

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) May 4, 2022 Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the elderly at the Wednesday General Audience, and reminds those advanced in years that their witness of faith can fill the young with determination and courage. At the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis focused his attention on the Biblical figure of Eleazar, [...]

Pope at Regina Coeli: May we rediscover the impulse to do good

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) May 1, 2022 At the Sunday Regina Coeli prayer, Pope Francis encourages us to look beyond the "empty nets" we can find in life and look always with courage to the Lord who can fill our nets with his overflowing love and consolation, renewing our desire to do good. Speaking to [...]

Pope at Audience: The beauty of bonds that unite generations

(CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters) April 27, 2022 Continuing his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience on the meaning and value of old age, Pope Francis takes inspiration from the Book of Ruth, noting that bonds uniting the generations can prove enriching for families and for the growth of society. In his continuing catechesis on [...]

Pope at Regina Coeli: Risen Jesus dispels our fears and unbelief

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) April 24, 2022 At the Regina Coeli prayer on Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis says the Risen Jesus wishes to return to stay with us and only waits for us to seek Him, since He is always ready to help us overcome our fears and unbelief. Pope Francis led the midday [...]

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