Reflecting on the “Widow” Whose Sole Hope Is the Lord

Pope Francis gave an eloquent homily at his morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Santa Marta on November 23, the Feast of Pope St. Clement I. Clement was a disciple of St. Peter and was Pope from 92 to 99 A.D. (the exact years are not fully certain). He was considered by many Christians [...]

On the Church as Bride and Widow

The Church’s “one treasure” is Christ, as she risks becoming “lukewarm mediocre and mundane” if she places her security “in other realities”. Thus, with a call to repeat “Come Lord Jesus”, the Pope celebrated Mass at Santa Marta on Monday morning, 23 November. Francis began his homily by referring to “both of the Readings of today’s [...]