The Words of Pope Francis: "Love's Second Name"

“Mercy is God’s distinctive mark,” says Fr. John Saward, the formerly Anglican, now Catholic priest in England: it is His goodness “coming to the aid of our misery, especially the misery of sin.” But, as Pope Francis explains in this beautiful talk, his first catechesis on mercy, this attribute of God is not incidental to Him, [...]

Meditation of Francis: "Three Loves for One Wedding"

Three loves for one wedding. Morning meditation of Pope Francis in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae. In his homily at Santa Marta (Monday, 2 June 2014) Pope Francis offered a reflection on love, which came primarily from Jesus’ farewell address to the apostles, from today’s reading from the Gospel of John (16:29-33). [...]

St. Michael the Archangel (September 29)

All three archangels (Michael, Gabriel and Raphael) are now venerated in a common feast on September 29, which used to be St. Michael’s feast alone. “MI-CA-EL” means “Who is like to God?” Such was the cry of the great archangel when he smote the rebel Lucifer in the conflict of the heavenly hosts, and from that [...]