Pope at General Audience: ‘Commandments open heart to God’

In his catechesis at the General Audience, Pope Francis says the Ten Commandments help us open our hearts to receive the mercy of God and to show compassion to others. Pope Francis turned his attention to the Ninth and Tenth Commandments at the Wednesday General Audience. The Holy Father said the injunctions – “You shall not [...]

The atmosphere and space

“Father” is the word that can never be lacking in prayer, because it is “the cornerstone” which gives us our Christian identity”. If we also add the word “Our”, this allows us to feel that we are all part of “a family”. In this way we also avoid “wasting words” or seeking “magic words”, and we [...]

By |2016-06-16T16:29:51+00:00Jun 16th, 2016|Categories: Morning Mass Homilies|Tags: , , , , , , , |

On the Parable of the Prodigal Son

‘This teaching of Jesus is important: our condition of children of God is fruit of the love of the Father’s heart; it does not depend on our merits or our actions and, therefore, no one can take it away, not even the devil! No one can take away this dignity.’ Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! [...]

By |2016-05-11T17:25:36+00:00May 11th, 2016|Categories: Wednesday Audience|Tags: , , , , , , , |

On the Love of God: "The Tenderness of a Father"

“With the tenderness of a father”. In Pope Francis’ homily during the Mass at Santa Marta on Thursday, 29 October, he reiterated a certainty: God can’t help but love us. He cannot “break away from us”. We can reject his love, but he waits for us, “he does not condemn us”, but instead he suffers when [...]

By |2015-10-29T16:07:01+00:00Oct 29th, 2015|Categories: Morning Mass Homilies|Tags: , , , |