Isaiah

Pope at Mass: Lent is an opportunity to be simple and true

Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Friday highlighting the need for believers to be true Christians and shun appearances. Taking his cue from the Book of the prophet Isaiah, Pope Francis condemned all forms of hypocrisy and explained the difference there is between objective and formal reality. Formal reality, the Pope said, [...]

Pope Francis prays Angelus on Gaudete Sunday

On the Third Sunday of Advent - called "Gaudete Sunday" in reference to the introit traditionally sung at the Mass of the day, which begins, "Gaudete in Domino semper", Pope Francis prayed the traditional Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square, beneath the window of the Papal apartments in the Apostolic Palace. We bring [...]

Pope to Religious, no to gossip, embrace joy

Pope Francis on the last day of his visit to Bangladesh addressed  priests, religious, consecrated Men and Women, and seminarians at the Holy Rosary Church in Dhaka, telling them to avoid gossip and embrace a spirit of joy. The scene was the Holy Rosary Church in Dhaka; the audience was pews full of priests, religious, consecrated men and women, [...]

‘He who knows Jesus will never despair’

Pope Francis has told the faithful never to despair, as the Lord’s grace is always present to those who put their trust in him. The Pope’s was speaking to the faithful at the Wednesday General Audience, during which he continued his catechesis on Christian hope. And so, he said: “I will end by talking about heaven, as the [...]

To evangelize, go out, listen, rejoice

The Church should be on its feet and on the journey, listening to the restlessness of the people, and always with joy. That was the message of Pope Francis this morning in the homily for the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta. In the first eight chapters of the Acts of the Apostles, the Pope said, [...]

One after the other

Starting with Abraham, culminating with Jesus to the Father and continuing until today, one finds many instances in which these words are spoken: “here I am”. As Pope Francis said on Tuesday, 24 January, during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Christians are called everyday “to do the Lord’s will”, becoming part of God’s providential plan [...]

The virtue of the little ones

· the General Audience the Pontiff begins a new series of reflections dedicated to hope and asks that no one be excluded from the recognition of human rights · “Hope is the virtue of the little ones”, because “the great ones ... do not know what it is”. Thus, Christian hope is the focal point of the [...]

The intuition of Magdalene

Mary Magdalene understood that Jesus wanted to “re-create” her, not simply cover up her sins as though with make-up. She had the courage to give a “name and surname” to her own sins, thereby giving an example of allowing oneself to be truly renewed, deep within, by the Lord. Pope Francis explained during his homily for [...]

Celebrate the ‘yes’

“Yes”. For a Christian there is no other response to God’s call. Above all we must never turn away, pretending not to understand. On 4 April, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Lord, during Mass at Santa Marta, the Pope invited a “celebration of the ‘yes’”. On Monday morning, concelebrating with Francis were priests who, [...]

God Is Greater Than Humans’ ‘Evil,’ ‘Dirty’ Games

Also Says ‘Mercy Heals, Can Transform History,’ and ‘Prophet Isaiah Wasn’t a Communist’ Mercy can change history and heal wounds, so open your heart to it. And if you are in a position of power and have abused it, remember your social responsibility and start anew. During his weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, the [...]

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