Apostle

First World Day of the Poor message released

The Vatican on Tuesday released Pope Francis' message for the First World Day of the Poor which will be observed later this year on the 19th of November. Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the First World Day of the Poor Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time 19 November 2017 Let us love, not with words but [...]

Pope Francis sends well-wishes to Patriarch Bartholomew for name day

Pope Francis has sent a handwritten message to Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, full of well-wishes for his name day. The feast day of the apostle St. Bartholomew is celebrated in the Oriental Churches on 11 June. "May Catholics and Orthodox continue on the path towards full communion, working together to promote peace, cooperation, and dialogue [...]

Christian hope is born on Easter morning

Our faith was born with the Risen Jesus on Easter morning. That was Pope Francis message at his General Audience on Wednesday as he continued his catechesis on the meaning of our Christian hope. Reflecting on the words of St Paul to the early Christian community in Corinth, the Pope said Jesus himself is our hope [...]

Corpus Domini homily

« Do this in remembrance of me » (1 Cor 11 :24-25). Twice the Apostle Paul, writing to the community in Corinth, recalls this command of Jesus in his account of the institution of the Eucharist. It is the oldest testimony we have to the words of Christ at the Last Supper. “Do this”. That is, [...]

Making our way

Jesus is the way, and for Christians the journey of life is part cross and part resurrection. But on the way there are those who stop like “spiritual mummies”, who are stubborn and go astray, who spend their life spinning their wheels, mesmerized by worldly beauty. During Mass at Santa Marta on Tuesday, 3 May, the [...]

A double life

St John’s advice to the “adolescent Church” of the first century applies perfectly to us today. Francis thus proposed the content of the Apostle’s First Letter: that we not have a double life and not give in to lies, aware that even as sinners we have a Father who forgives us. This is the reflection the [...]