First World Day of the Poor message released

The Vatican on Tuesday released Pope Francis' message for the First World Day of the Poor which will be observed later this year on the 19th of November. Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the First World Day of the Poor Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time 19 November 2017 Let us love, not with words but [...]

Hearts open to gift and service of consolation

Pope Francis said Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta on Monday morning. In remarks to the faithful following the Readings of the Day, the Holy Father reflected on the gift of consolation, focusing specifically on the spiritual aptitudes most conducive to receiving the gift of consolation from God and sharing the gift with [...]

Humility, Detachment, and Trust: “What should the Church be like?"

What are the features of the People of God? What should the Church be like? This was the theme of Pope Francis’ meditation for the Mass at Santa Marta on Tuesday, 15 December. In the day’s passage from the Gospel according to Matthew (21:28-32), Jesus states to the chief priests and elders: “Truly, I say to [...]

On "The Gift of a Poor Heart"

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning... on such a beautiful, sunny day! The Gospel passage of this Sunday is composed of two parts: one that describes how not to be followers of Christ; the other proposes an ideal model of a Christian. Let's start first: what not to do. In the first part, Jesus criticizes the [...]

Reflections on the Family: Poverty: "The Church, as a mother, can never be blind to the sufferings of her children"

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning. In these Wednesdays, we have reflected on the family. And we go forward on this theme: to reflect on the family. Starting today, our catecheses will begin with a reflection on the consideration of the vulnerability of the family, in the conditions of life that puts them to the test. [...]

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Pope Francis: "Poverty Is Not Only Material"

The front page of the Rome daily newspaper, Il Messaggero, on June 30, with the Pope’s interview given prominence. Franca Giansoldati. The Rome daily Il Messaggero on June 30 published an interview with Pope Francis by the paper’s longtime Vaticanist, Franca Giansoldati. In his responses to questions on a wide range of [...]

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