grace

Pope at Mass: ‘Cost of war weighs on the weak’

Pope at Mass: ‘Cost of war weighs on the weak’ In his homily at Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday, Pope Francis reflects on the cost of war, calling it a ‘modern-day flood’ whose price is paid by the poorest among us. Pope Francis compared the Biblical flood of Noah’s time to the many [...]

Day after day

“Today, 24 May, is the Feast of Mary Help of Christians, which is celebrated with special devotion in China. I offer this Mass for all Chinese people, for their great country, that the Lord may bless China”: with these words Pope Francis began the Eucharistic celebration in the Chapel of Santa Marta. In his homily the [...]

It’s Never Too Late to Convert

“Have you thought about the patience of God?” Dear brothers and sisters, good morning! Every day, unfortunately, the newspapers report bad news: homicides, accidents, catastrophes… in the passage from today’s Gospel, Jesus refers to two tragic happenings of his day which had caused a stir: a cruel suppression carried out by Roman soldiers in the temple, [...]

On receiving God: “The heart is safeguarded by humility"

To understand the time of God, the heart must be free of negative influences, in order to receive the gift of grace and not to be overwhelmed by worldly “noise”. We must safeguard our heart in order to perceive when God passes through it. Pope Francis spoke of this in his homily during Mass at Santa [...]

To Feel Ashamed is a Grace

“I do not understand my own actions... For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want, that I do... For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me [...]