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Pope at Santa Marta: there is God’s mercy but also His anger

In his homily at Mass, Thursday morning, Pope Francis urged Christians to make a daily examination of conscience regarding their actions because no one is sure when and how life will end. Stop for a while to acknowledge our failures, aware that the end can come any moment, and let us not continue living as we [...]

Pope at Mass: life has value only when given

In his homily at Mass, Friday morning, Pope Francis drew lesson from the martyrdom of John the Baptist and the other characters involved in it. According to Jesus, the martyrdom of John, the greatest man born of a woman, is a great witness to the fact that life has value only in giving it to others [...]

Thinking of Death Helps Us Realize What Matters in Life

‘When I pass away, what inheritance will I leave?’ This is the question Pope Francis has called on faithful to contemplate during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, reported Vatican Radio. He urged those gathered to contemplate the end of their lives to help them better understand if they are properly living their lives [...]

By |2016-02-04T14:51:08+00:00Feb 4th, 2016|Categories: Morning Mass Homilies|Tags: , , , , , |

"A society is truly open to life when it recognizes that life is precious even in the elderly population, in the disabled, and even in those who are gravely ill or in the process of dying."

Pope Francis' Message to the General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life Vatican City, February 20, 2014 To Our Venerable Brother Msgr. Carrasco de Paula President of the Pontifical Academy for Life I extend my warmest and most sincere regards to you, your excellencies the Cardinals, and all the participants of the General Assembly of the [...]

By |2014-02-19T22:03:13+00:00Feb 19th, 2014|Categories: In the Pope's Words|Tags: , , , |