Good Shepherd

Pope Francis ordains priests at Mass in Bangladesh

Pope Francis reflected on the nature and goals of the priesthood in his homily at Mass on Friday morning in Dhaka. During the Mass on the second day of his Apostolic Journey to Bangladesh, the Holy Father also ordained 16 young men to the priesthood. Much to the joy of the Catholic community of Bangladesh, Pope [...]

By |2017-12-01T15:10:43+00:00Dec 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A good shepherd is always close to his people

A good shepherd is always close to his people, while a bad priest is only interested in power and money. That was Pope Francis’ message at the Santa Marta Mass on Monday, as he reflected on the Gospel reading for the day. In the reading from St Luke’s Gospel, Jesus is in the synagogue where he [...]

Pope warns against the sin of resisting the Holy Spirit

 Watch out against the sin of resisting the Holy Spirit and always be open to the surprises of God. This was the exhortation of Pope Francis in his homily at Mass, Monday morning, in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta residence in the Vatican.  He was commenting on the episode of the Acts of the [...]

Homily for Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass with priests in St Peter's Square as part of a special Jubilee of Mercy for Priests. This celebration of the Jubilee for Priests on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus invites us all to turn to the heart, the deepest root and foundation of every person, the focus of [...]

On the Good Shepherd: "Jesus sees, Jesus has compassion, and Jesus teaches us"

Dear brothers and sisters, I see that you are very brave with this heat in the Square. Good for you! Today's Gospel tells us that the Apostles, after their experience of the mission, are happy but also tired. And Jesus, full of understanding, wants to give them a bit of comfort; he then takes them aside, [...]

By |2015-07-19T15:32:26+00:00Jul 19th, 2015|Categories: Angelus|Tags: , , , |

On the Good Shepherd: "Faced with this love of God, we experience great joy"

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! This Fourth Sunday of Easter, called "Good Shepherd Sunday," each year invites us to rediscover even more new wonder, this definition which Jesus gave of Himself, reading into it in light of His Passion, Death and Resurrection. "The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep" (Jn 10:11). These [...]

By |2015-04-26T13:57:01+00:00Apr 26th, 2015|Categories: Angelus|Tags: , , , |