forgiveness

Pope at Angelus: Working together to protect minors

Pope Francis tells the faithful in St Peter’s Square during the Angelus, “we want all possible measures to be taken so that such crimes are not repeated”. Speaking following the recitation of the Marian Prayer, Pope Francis reflected on the “Protection of Minors in the Church” meeting which concluded on Sunday with Holy Mass. The Pope [...]

Pope Francis at Angelus: ‘It’s evil not to do good!’

Ahead of the Angelus prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis said being a good Christian is more than merely not doing evil: A good Christian does good and actively opposes evil. Pope Francis prayed the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday with tens of thousands of pilgrims, including a large group of young Italians to whom [...]

Two wonders

· With the certainty that “God always labours”, there is no need to fear living the gift of love and of liberty, setting aside once and for all the false assurances that come from rigidity. · Pope Francis’ shared this reflection during Mass at Santa Marta on Monday morning, 6 February. Francis’ meditation was inspired by [...]

Never slaves of the law

The hypocrite’s rigidity has nothing to do with the law of the Lord, but instead it deals with “something hidden, a double life” that enslaves us and makes us forget that being on God’s side means experiencing “freedom, gentleness, goodness and forgiveness”. These are precisely the attitudes of a Christian — who does not need to [...]

Two pillars

To “forgive” and to“give”: these are the two “pillars” of Christian life and, in particular, of the witness of mercy to which every believer is called. This was the theme of Pope Francis’ catechesis, which took place during the General Audience on Wednesday, 21 September, in St Peter’s Square. The following is a translation of the [...]

No obstacle to mercy

· The Pope reminds the faithful that Jesus did not come to punish sinners but to invite them to convert · Jesus did not come to punish sinners but to proclaim the mercy of God and to invite everyone to convert. This was the theme of Pope Francis’ address at the General Audience on Wednesday morning, [...]

God is not an equation

“There are eight couples present at today’s Mass who are celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary – a true testimony in this time of the culture of the provisional – and one couple who are celebrating their twenty-fifth”. Pope Francis offered Mass for them on Friday morning, 20 May, in the Chapel of Santa Marta, and offered [...]

When Saying ‘He Is a Sinner,’ Ask Yourself ‘And What Am I?’

“How many times we say: “But he is a sinner, he has done this, and that …”, and we judge others. And you? Each one of us should ask himself: Yes, he is a sinner, and I?” Pope Francis observed this during his address at this morning’s General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, while stressing that [...]

The forgiveness equation

Mercy was at the heart of the liturgy on Tuesday, 1 March. It was the “most repeated word” and thus the focus of Pope Francis’ reflection during Mass at Santa Marta. This concept resonated throughout the entire liturgy. In the Responsorial Psalm we repeated the phrase: “Remember your mercies, O Lord”. It is, the Pontiff explained, [...]

By |2016-03-01T17:22:24+00:00Mar 1st, 2016|Categories: Angelus, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

On the Joy of Meeting the Lord

THE HOLY FATHER’S CATECHESIS Dear Brothers and Sisters, Day after day, we enter the heart of the Holy Year of Mercy. While we cross the Holy Door, the Lord guides our steps with His grace, and He comes to meet us, to remain always with us, notwithstanding our faults and contradictions. Let us never tire of [...]

By |2016-02-01T15:08:52+00:00Feb 1st, 2016|Categories: Wednesday Audience|Tags: , , , , , , |
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