In the Pope’s Words

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

Pope at Audience: Elderly must be loved and honoured

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) April 20, 2022 During the first Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square in over two years, Pope Francis highlights the importance of honouring the elderly, and calls for young people to be educated about life and its stages. Pope Francis continued his series of reflections on old age during his [...]

Pope at Audience: War is an outrage and a blasphemy

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) April 13, 2022 Pope Francis denounces the worldly logic of power and violence, explaining that Jesus brings true peace through meekness and the Cross. At his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis once again denounced “the armed aggression of these days” as “an outrage against God.” The way of meekness and the Cross [...]

Pope at Palm Sunday Mass: With Jesus, it is never too late

(CNS photo/Paul Haring) April 10, 2022 Presiding over the liturgy of Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, Pope Francis encourages us to journey toward Easter with God's forgiveness, and recalls that as Christ gazes upon "our violent and tormented world," Jesus never tires of repeating: "Father forgive them for they know not what they [...]

Pope: UN powerless in Ukraine war, where logic of powerful prevails

(CNS photo/Vatican Media) April 6, 2022 Pope Francis reflects during the General Audience on his weekend visit to Malta, noting that “the dominant logic are the strategies of the most powerful countries to affirm their own interests.” At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis decried the war in Ukraine, and the powerlessness of the [...]

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 [...]

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