|Even if we just open our hearts a little bit, the Lord will find a way in. |
During Morning Mass, Francis Focuses on Consolation, A Gift to Be Shared
|Pope at General Audience: Our Father in Heaven Needs Us |
Whether or not we ever feel that we can be without God, Pope Francis has reminded, that God cannot, however, be without us.
|Hypocrisy Hurts the Church |
The hypocrite is capable of destroying a community. While speaking gently, he ruinously judges a person. He is a killer, the Pope said.
|Saint Pauls conversion at Heart of Popes Morning Homily |
They are rigid people living a double life: They make themselves look good, sincere, but when no one sees them, they do ugly things.
|Put Jesus at Center of Your Life |
Christian life is simple; a Christian does not need to do strange or difficult things, but put Jesus at the center of his or her daily choices.
|Be Perfect (Merciful) as Your Heavenly Father Is Perfect (Merciful) |
St Luke specifies that perfection is merciful love: to be perfect means to be merciful.
|Pope Francis Gives 2 Verbs of Mercy at General Audience |
Reflecting on Merciful Love, Francis says christians are called to give and forgive, and never to judge and condemn.
|Pope’s Morning Homily: ‘There Is No God of War!’ |
“We are all children of God,” Francis stressed, “And God is the God of peace. There is no god of war. He who makes war is evil; it is the devil who wants to kill everyone. ”
|Pope: No to Worldliness! You Cannot Have Two Masters |
Even if we are tempted to, or it seems easier, we should not be ‘worldly.’
|Pope's Morning Homily: Logic of the Day After Tomorrow |
At Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis rejects spiritualistic piety, and urges us to enter into the logic of the flesh of Christ.
|To Kill in the Name of God Is Satanic, Says Pope |
Celebrating morning mass in Fr Hamel’s Memory, Francis praises martyred French Priest's courage.
|Uneasy? Alone? Turn to Mary, Your Mother. |
At Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis says in our orphaned world, we are safe as Mary defends us.
|Pope’s Morning Homily: Division in the Church Keeps People From Seeing the Lord |
At Casa Santa Marta, asks for work and prayer to fulfill the Lord’s prayer for unity.
|Put Away the Cell Phones and Have Real Encounters |
At Casa Santa Marta, The Pope, reflecting on this Gospel encounter said, we not only see his tenderness but also the fruitfulness of that encounter that restores people and things to their proper place.
|What Happens in Heaven When a Sinner Enters a Confessional? |
Pope Francis today invited the faithful to think about the rejoicing and celebrating in heaven when a sinner repents.
|Pope: People Are Looking to Believers to See How We Care for God’s Creation |
Today’s world suffers and is in need of our help.
|Are You Looking for the Real God, Pope Asks at Audience |
We have to be careful about what concept of God we conjure up, says Pope Francis, or else we won’t be able to find the real God when he reveals himself.
|Pope Tells Volunteers to Knock at the Tabernacle Door |
“You are among the most precious things the Church has, you who every day, often silently and unassumingly, give shape and visibility to mercy. You express one of the most noble desires of the human heart, making a suffering person feel loved,” Pope Francis said Saturday to the tens of thousands of participants in the Jubilee of Volunteers gathered in St. Peter’s Square.
|Pope Francis' Homily for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul |
'Prayer enable grace to open a way out from closure to openness, from fear to courage, from sadness to joy.'
|Pope's Morning Homily: Look in the Mirror Before Judging Others |
The Pope gave this advice during his homily at morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta, as he pointed out that God’s judgment is distinguished from ours by “mercy,” not “omnipotence.”
|When I Pray 'Father', It Gets to Roots of My Christian Identity, Says Pope |
“It’s through this Father that we receive our identity as children. And when I say ‘Father’ this goes right to the roots of my identity: my Christian identity is to be his child and this is a grace of the Holy Spirit".
|Pope Decries People Shutting Eyes to Sick, Disabled |
“What an illusion it is when people today shut their eyes in the face of sickness and disability!” Pope Francis has said.
| Pope's Morning Homily: To Say 'This or Nothing' Is Heretic |
To say ‘this or nothing’ is not Catholic, it is heretic.
|Pope Gives Lessons on How to Be 'Salt of Earth,' 'Light of the World' |
“You are the salt of the earth,” “You are the light of the world.” Christians, he said, must be salt and light, but never self-serving: salt must add flavor and light must illuminate the other.
|Pope's Homily at Mass for Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jubilee for Priests. |
'A shepherd does not live by calculating his gains or how long he has worked: he is not an accountant of the Spirit, but a Good Samaritan who seeks out those in need.'
|In Morning Homily, Pope Praises Courageous Women of the Church. |
The Pope pointed out how the Gospel describes Mary as setting off immediately and without hesitation to visit her cousin, despite being pregnant and despite the dangers.
|Pope Francis' Homily for Corpus Christi |
Clearly, this miracle was not intended merely to satisfy hunger for a day, but rather it signals what Christ wants to accomplish for the salvation of all mankind, giving His own flesh and blood.
|Pope's Morning Homily: Jesus is Understanding, Doesn't 'Negotiate' with the Truth. |
The Pope recalled that the Gospel is full of examples of the Pharisees and the doctors of the law attempting ‘to trap’ Jesus by catching Him off guard, seeking to undermine the authority and favor he enjoys with the people.
|Pope: Reparation for Exploiting the Poor Will Take a Lot of Penance. |
At Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis likened those who get rich by paying under the table.
|Pope's morning homily: Overcome Worldliness |
Pope Francis speaks on how even great saints struggled with their temptation.
|For Too Many Christians, Holy Spirit is a Stranger. |
Pope Francis says it is the Holy Spirit that moves the Church but for many Christians today, the Holy Spirit is a stranger.
|We Must Memorize God's Beautiful Deeds in Our Lives |
At Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis urges the faithful to think back often to all great moments God created for us.