Eucharist

Pope at Angelus: ‘Corpus Christi renews our amazement in Eucharist’

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square (Vatican Media) At the Sunday Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis reflects on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, and invites Christians to share with one another in true Eucharistic fashion. June 23, 2019 The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of [...]

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Pope at Mass in North Macedonia: hunger for God, fraternity, encounter

Pope Francis at Mass in Skopje, North Macedonia, May 7, 2019. (Vatican Media) In a homily during Mass in Macedonia Square in the capital, Skopje, on May 7, Pope Francis reflected on Jesus the “bread of life” who satisfies the true hunger of man’s heart and how the followers of Jesus can satisfy this [...]

Heaven on Earth

Pope at Angelus: At Mass we anticipate heaven on earth Pope Francis reflects on Christ’s Eucharistic discourse during the Angelus on Sunday “Going to Mass and receiving Communion” is very important, Pope Francis said at Sunday’s Angelus, “because to receive Communion is to receive this living Christ, who transforms us interiorly, and prepares us for heaven.” [...]

Communion for Protestants married to Catholics requires further study

A letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith sheds light on Pope Francis’ position regarding the Eucharist in inter-communion marriages. The issue has been raised by the German Catholic Bishops’ Conference and regards an ecumenical theme that concerns the Universal Church. Pope Francis has invited German bishops to await legislation that is applicable to the whole [...]

‘Overcome silent collusion’

In his homily at Mass on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis invited the people of the Roman suburb of Ostia to overcome the walls of indifference and silent collusion. Pope Francis celebrated the Solemnity of Corpus Christi in the Roman sea-side suburb of Ostia on Sunday, becoming the first Pope since 1981 to lead [...]

Pope invites Christians of all denominations to be instruments of peace

Amongst those received in audience by Pope Francis at the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was the Finnish Ecumenical Delegation. Pope Francis has thanked the Lutheran Catholic Dialogue Commission for Finland for a recently issued ecumenical document. The Pope was receiving in audience the Finnish Ecumenical Delegation as the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity drew to [...]

Pope tells Christians that Mass gives meaning to Sundays

Pope Francis told the faithful on Wednesday that missing out on Mass on Sundays means missing out an encounter with the Lord. Speaking to those present in the Paul VI Hall for the weekly General Audience, the Pope reflected on the question: “why go to Mass on Sunday?” Continuing his catechesis on the Eucharist Pope Francis reminded Christians that we [...]

Lutheran leader: Pope's' Reformation visit marked turning point

The new head of the Lutheran World Federation says the visit by Pope Francis to Sweden for the joint commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation marked a “turning point” in relations between the two world communions. Speaking just after an audience in the Vatican, Nigerian Archbishop Musa Panti Filibus said he and his delegation were encouraged by the pope’s words [...]

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 [...]

Through the Eucharist we receive God

Pope Francis has reminded the faithful that the Eucharist is a wonderful event during which Jesus Christ, our life, becomes present. Speaking to the crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis began a new series of reflections focusing on the Eucharist and highlighting the importance of how we attend and of how [...]

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