Pope in Ireland

Pope in Ireland: Share Gospel of family as joy for the world Pope Francis’ calls on families to “become a source of encouragement for others” in his homily at Phoenix Park, Dublin, at the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families. Taking his lead from Sunday’s Gospel reading, Pope Francis said Jesus’ words, “with the promise [...]

Reflections on the Family: Fellowship "Around the Table"

Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! During these days the Church of Italy is holding its National Congress at Florence -- the Cardinals, Bishops, consecrated, and laymen all together. I invite you to pray a Hail Mary to Our Lady for them [Hail Mary]. Today we will reflect on a characteristic quality of family life, which [...]

Reflections on the Family: Marital Fidelity

Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! In the last meditation we reflected on the important promises that parents make to their children, when they were thought of in love and conceived in the womb. We can add that, looking at it well, the whole family reality is founded on a promise: think about this well: the [...]

Reflections on the Family: On "the Promises we make to Children"

Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! As the weather forecasts were rather uncertain and rain was expected, today this Audience is made contemporaneously in two places: we, here, in the Square and 700 sick in Paul VI Hall, who are following the Audience on a giant screen. We are all united and we greet them with [...]

Letter #32, 2015: Eleven Cardinals and a Pope

August 26, 2015, Wednesday — Eleven Cardinals and a Pope Introductory note We have just come out with a special 132-page Commemorative Edition of Inside the Vatican magazine, welcoming Pope Francis to America. At the center of the issue is a beautiful, deeply moving Photo Essay on "The Beatitudes of Pope Francis." This Photo Essay alone [...]

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