Pope Francis

Pope at Angelus: Be ready for the final encounter with the Lord

Pope Francis during the Sunday Angelus (Vatican Media) Pope Francis reflects on this Sunday’s Gospel and on Jesus’ call to be vigilant and to “light our lamps” as we await the final encounter with the Father. August 11, 2019 In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells His disciples to “gird your loins and light your [...]

By |2019-08-15T13:24:30+00:00Aug 11th, 2019|Categories: Angelus, In the Pope's Words|Tags: , |

Pope at Angelus: Welcoming those at our door brings peace and hope

Pope waves to pilgrims in St Peter's Square during the Angelus (Vatican Media) At the Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis speaks of the importance of not feeling burdened when offering a warm welcome and a sense of fraternity to those in need as a way of combining contemplation and action. By Francesca Merlo Pope [...]

Pope Francis: ‘Mercy is the true face of love’

The Pope reflects on the Parable of the Good Samaritan and says the trait of a true Christian is to always be merciful and compassionate. By Linda Bordoni Pope Francis on Sunday upheld the example of the Good Samaritan as a model for Christians, explaining that only by loving our neighbours as ourselves, do we show [...]

Letter #39, 2019: Allegations

Saturday, July 6, 2019 "Do you see any signs that the Vatican, under Pope Francis, is taking proper steps to address the serious issues of abuse? If not, what is missing?" —Question from the Washington Post this spring to Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano (link) "The signs I see are truly ominous. Not only is Pope Francis doing close [...]

Pope Francis: keys to Gospel proclamation…

  Pope Francis greets the faithful at the Sunday Angelus in St Peter's Square (Vatican Media) Following Jesus means no looking back. At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis says that being a disciple of the Master means being prompt, decisive, and always on the move. By Christopher Wells In his reflection at the [...]

Pope: ‘Church of Acts a paradigm for every Christian community’

Pope Francis reflects on the life of the early Christian community during his ongoing catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles. Pope at Papal Audience (Wednesday) Vatican Media Picture Vatican media Dear brothers and sisters: In our catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles, we now consider the way of life of the first [...]

Pope at Mass in Casal Bertone: ‘Bless and share with those in need’

Pope Francis celebrates the Eucharist on Corpus Christi Sunday (Vatican Media) Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Rome’s Casal Bertone neighborhood on the feast of Corpus Christi, and urges area residents to speak a word of blessing and share whatever they have with one another. “A blessing releases a cascade of goodness.” With those words, [...]

Pope at Angelus: ‘Corpus Christi renews our amazement in Eucharist’

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square (Vatican Media) At the Sunday Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis reflects on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, and invites Christians to share with one another in true Eucharistic fashion. June 23, 2019 The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of [...]

By |2019-06-25T14:50:04+00:00Jun 23rd, 2019|Categories: Angelus, In the Pope's Words|Tags: , , , , , |

Letter #34, 2019: The Third Way

The Pope and the Populist Above, Pope Francis (left) and American political activist Steve Bannon (right). Sometimes one takes a step that starts one on a journey one would prefer not to set out upon. I may have taken that step with my decision to publish, a few days ago, in my "Letter #31: [...]

By |2019-06-25T14:21:15+00:00Jun 21st, 2019|Categories: The Moynihan Letters|Tags: , |

Pope at Mass in Camerino: “Remember, repair, rebuild…together”

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Camerino, Italy (AFP or licensors) June 16, 2019 Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass in Camerino in the Italian Marches Region, reflecting on Psalm Number 8, and on the words “remembering”, “hope”, and “closeness”. The earthquakes that struck Camerino and nearby Italian hill-towns, on August 24th and again on October 30th three [...]

By |2019-06-17T14:57:06+00:00Jun 16th, 2019|Categories: In the Pope's Words, Morning Mass Homilies|Tags: , , , |
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