catechesis

Pope at Audience: courage and filial intimacy to call God “Father”

  Pope Francis at the weekly General Audience in the Vatican, May 22, 2020. At Wednesday’s General Audience, Pope Francis concludes his series of catechesis on the “Our Father” prayer, saying it is the Holy Spirit who is the teacher and protagonist of true prayer. May 22, 2019 In his General Audience this week, [...]

Pope at General Audience: Lord’s prayer confronts full range of evil

Pope Francis waves to the crowds at the General Audience (Vatican Media) Pope Francis focuses his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience on the final petition of the Lord’s prayer, saying Jesus is at our side to deliver us from all manner of evil. May 15, 2019 “Christian prayer does not close its eyes [...]

By |2019-05-17T19:23:31-04:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Wednesday Audience|Tags: , , , |

Pope Audience: God the Father loves us like no one else can

Pope Francis during his continuing catechesis on the Lord's Prayer at the Wednesday General Audience tells pilgrims, that “when we feel that hunger to love God, we are responding to the invitation to know God as ‘Father’." Continuing his catechesis on the “Our Father”, on Wednesday, the Pope told the pilgrims gathered in the Paul VI [...]

The Pope invites the faithful to open their ears and their hearts to God’s Word

During his catechesis at the weekly General Audience Pope Francis told those present that Christians need to be constantly open to and challenged by the Word of God. Pope Francis invited the faithful to place themselves in silent openness to God’s saving message as it resounds in the ecclesial assembly and is a fundamental aspect of God’s [...]

Liturgy a true school of prayer

Pope Francis greets thousands of pilgrims for the General Audience telling them that the liturgy is a true school of prayer Pope Francis on Wednesday continued his catechesis on the Holy Eucharist during his General Audience, focusing his attention on the Gloria and the opening prayer of the Mass. Speaking to the estimated 7 thousand pilgrims and [...]

Mass is an encounter of love with Christ

Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Holy Mass at Wednesday's General Audience, beginning a series of reflections on the various parts of the Mass with a consideration of the introductory rites. At his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Holy Mass, beginning a series of reflections on the various parts of the liturgy. [...]

Holy Mass is the prayer "par excellence"

Reading: Luke 11,1-4 [1] He was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.” [2]He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. [3] Give us each day our [...]

‘Divine mercy is foundation of Christian hope’

  Pope Francis continued his catechesis on Christian hope with pilgrims gathered in the Paul VI Hall for the Wednesday General Audience, saying that God’s mercy as embodied by Jesus both transforms us and renews our hope. In his address to pilgrims at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis spoke about God’s mercy and forgiveness as [...]

Clericalism distances the people from the Church

"The spirit of clericalism is an evil that is present in the Church today," Pope Francis said, "and the victim of this spirit is the people, who feel discarded and abused." That was the Pope’s message in the homily at the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta. Among those taking part in the Mass were [...]

Complementarity of Justice, Mercy

‘Someone might ask me the question: “But Father, Pilate merited his condemnation? Did God will it? – No! God wanted to save Pilate and also Judas, all! He, the Lord of Mercy, wants to save all! The problem is letting Him enter the heart.’ Sacred Scripture presents God to us as infinite mercy, but also as [...]

By |2016-02-04T15:10:32-04:00Feb 4th, 2016|Categories: Wednesday Audience|Tags: , , , , , |