|Let us allow ourselves to be consoled by God |
Pope Francis speaks about consolation, which he says should be the normal state for Christians.
|Prepare for Christmas with the courage of faith |
The Pope said “it’s not easy to keep the faith, to defend the faith”.
|God is in our midst |
All the promises made by the Son of God are infallibly kept.
|The Lord is the rock on which to build our lives |
Pope Francis focused on three words: speaking and acting; sand and rock; high and low.
|During Advent, ask Jesus to teach us to pray |
Pope Francis began a new cycle of catechesis, which will focus on the Lord’s prayer.
|Advent is a time for purifying the faith |
The time of Advent has three dimensions: the past, the future, and the present.
|Christians must provide credible witness with their lives |
Testimony means “putting one’s life on the line” and “doing what I say I do”.
|‘So-called Christian societies will end if pagan' |
Let us open our hearts with hope and distance ourselves from the paganization of life.
|In Christ we see the true |
Pope at Audience: Commandments are guide to authentic Christian life
|How do we want to meet the Lord? |
The Church invites us to ask ourselves this week, “what will my end be like?”
|Generosity enlarges the heart’ |
Pope Francis says Christians need to be generous towards the poor.
|Pope: ‘politics is a commitment to humanity and holiness’ |
Prophets of peace and workers for the common good
|Commandments open heart to God |
Pope Francis says the Ten Commandments help us open our hearts.
|Commandments open heart to God |
Pope Francis says the Ten Commandments help us open our hearts to receive the mercy of God
|Pope Francis thanks Lebanon for welcoming refugees |
Pope met with the bishops of the Maronite Catholic Church.
|Albania, a land of ancient and glorious history |
Pope Francis said, “has validly expressed the Albanian character.”
| Root charitable works in prayer |
Pope Francis encourages the knights and dames to root their charitable works in prayer.
|Martyrdom doesn’t make the news |
The Church is made manifest “in the Eucharist and in good works.”
|Gossip kills, God is truth |
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour”
|Be prophets of hope |
Pope Francis said religious life is “full of opportunities, enthusiasm, and passion”
|Millenial parents |
Happy Boys and girls, enjoying their paternity.
|Pope Francis said the first thing is faith |
Pope at Mass: bishop, a humble and meek servant, not a prince
|Pope at Mass warns against idolatry of money in the Church |
Pope Francis invited Christians to respect churches as the house of God.
|Bearing witness, complaining, asking questions |
The Pope warns against the sin of “murmuring”
|Life is a time for giving, not possessing |
The Holy Father focused on the Seventh Word: You shall not steal.
|Jesus invites us to the banquet of the Kingdom |
Jesus invites us to be with Him at the feast.
|Pope warns against selfish ambition and conceit |
Think of the rivalry between siblings for the father’s inheritance for example
|Today is a day of hope |
Pope Francis offers the Holy Sacrifice for the poor souls in Purgatory.
|Today is a day of hope |
Pope Francis offers the Holy Sacrifice for the poor souls in Purgatory.
|Beatitudes, the path to holiness in daily life |
All Saints Day is a Family Feast
|All love is meant to be faithful, generous and fruitful. |
The husband must love his wife as Christ loves the Church.
|Pope’s condolence for victims of Indonesia’s plane crash |
Pope Francis conveys his condolences to all those affected by this tragedy.
| Help migrants remember their journey |
Proclaim the Word to them and to walk with them.
|Humility, Gentleness and Patience Lead to Peace |
Pope Francis invited Christians to "build" and "consolidate" unity in today's world
|Who is Jesus Christ for you? |
Pope Francis speaks about the importance of recognising that we are sinners.
| Passionists are called to read the signs of time |
Pope Francis meets with members of the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus.
| By reaching out we find the promised inheritance |
Pope Francis explained that the leaven of the Spirit is given to those who have been “sealed by the Spirit”.
|The three forms of poverty |
Pope Francis dwells on the three ways of living poverty in the life of the Christian.
|Pope at General Audience: “Indifference kills |
Pope Francis reflects on the Fifth Commandment “Do not kill”.
| Be careful around rigid Christians |
Pope Francis warns us to watch out for hypocrites, whose hearts are not open to grace.
|Canonization Mass |
Signs and symbols of sanctity
|Watch out against friendly, “well-mannered demons” |
Warning that the devil’s purpose and vocation is
|Jesus teaches us to be "invasive" in prayer |
God is the friend who can give us what we need.
|Welcome life as God’s gift |
Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the Commandments.
| The true Christian is in love with the Lord |
The Key is to be in love with the Lord.
|True Christians not afraid to get their hands dirty |
Pope Francis urges lay people and pastors to reflect on what it means to be Christian.
|Hypocritical Christians behave like pagans |
The Holy Father called on all of us to make an examination of conscience.
|Synod is a time for sharing |
Pope Francis said: the Synod, must be an exercise in dialogue.
|Synod on Young People: Moment of Grace |
The Synod’s theme is Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment”.
|Synod on Young People: Moment of Grace |
The Synod’s theme is Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.
| Guardian angels, our daily gate to the Father |
Life is a journey, along which we must be helped by “companions,” by “protectors.
|“Allow yourselves to be transformed and renewed by the Spirit" |
Pope Francis tells priests of Créteil , France, to serve others according to the model of Jesus.
|Pope urges Latvian Christians to pursue unity and keep the faith alive |
Pope Francis on Monday warned Latvians to keep the Christian faith alive
| Take the road of mercy to God’s heart. |
The Pope said, Christians should always be aware of where they come from and they should never forget their sins.
|Honour parents even with their imperfections |
Honour ypur father and mother, said Pope Francis
|Continue to illuminate the path to unity |
The Mekhitarist identity, consists above all in being entirely consecrated to God.
| The cross teaches us not to fear defeat |
“The cross of Jesus teaches us that in life there is failure and there is victory"
|Mercy is the Christian "style" |
The Pope recalls that Christians do not follow the “spirit of the world,” but live the “folly of the Cross.”
| Meeting on prevention of abuse |
Pope to meet with Bishops to discuss protection of minors
|Full solidarity of the Council of Cardinals |
The Council of Cardinals (C9) has expressed it solidarity with Pope Francis.
|Gospel newness does not permit a double life |
Pope Francis preaches on the difference between the “novelties” of the world and the “newness” of Christ
|Pope to Parents: Work together with schools |
Pope Francis noted the alliance between families and the school system
|Pope to consecrated widows: Live a life of simplicity, humilty |
Pope Francis urged the widows to use their experiences help the young and the poor.
|Discern true rest from false rest |
Pope Francis focuses on the Commandment, " Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day."
| Make an examination of conscience every day |
Pope said that in the heart of each person “the spirit of the world” and the “Spirit of God” confront one another every day.
|The truth is humble, the truth is silent |
The dignity of the Christian is anchored in the power of God.
|Christianity threatened by rampant relativism |
The Holy Father then pointed out that St. Joseph’s virtues are a model for the Oblates.
|Families an eloquent sign of God’s dream |
Pope Francis looks back on his visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families.
|I found so much faith in Ireland! |
Pope Francis shares his thoughts about his Apostolic Journey as he speaks with reporters during the flight back to Rome.
|I beg Lord's forgiveness for these sins and betrayal |
Pope Francis in Angelus at Knock on sexual abuse.
|Pope Francis decries failure of bishops in abuse scandal |
Pope said the anger of Catholics at bishops´failure in response to the sexual abuse is appropiate and that he shares those feelings.
| Dublin awaits Pope Francis |
What to watch for during papal trip to Ireland
|I am salt and light |
Jeff Fortenberry, member of the International Catholic Legislators Network, speaks with Vatican News about the relevance of Pope Francis’ message regarding religious freedom.
| Taking upon ourselves the name of God |
Pope reflected on the Second Commandment – “You shall not invoke the name of the Lord, your God, in vain.”
|Cardinal O’Malley calls for consequences for Church leadership |
Cardinal O’Malley said that “words fail” for the situation the Church in the US is facing.
|Pope calls for solidarity and penance in Letter on abuse crisis |
Pope has writtten a letter to the whole People of God addressing the ongoing crisis of sexual abuse in the Church.
|Vatican responds to Pennsylvania Grand Jury abuse report |
There are two words that can express the feelings faced with these horrible crimes: shame and sorrow.
|St. Stanislaus teaches youth to run towards holiness |
Pope Francis invites young people to run the race towards holiness and to dream of finding true happiness in Jesus.
|God saves the whole person, body and soul |
Pope Francis focused on the truth that God wills to save the whole human person, body and soul.
|“No one has greater love than this…” |
The liturgical feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe occurs on August 14.
|‘It’s evil not to do good!’ |
If we want to be a good Christian, we must also adhere to goodness and do good.
|Pope commends Knights of Columbus for charity, |
Pope Francis has encouraged the Knights of Columbus in practical charity
|Argentina Senate rejects voluntary abortion law |
Argentina’s Senate voted on Thursday against legalizing voluntary abortion into the 14th week of pregnancy.
|Christians turn our gaze to Christ crucified |
Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the Ten Commandments.
|Pope sends condolences to Indonesia earthquake victims |
In a telegram to Church and civil authorities in Indonesia, Pope Francis expresses his sorrow for the “tragic loss of life”
|Pope Francis: ‘death penalty inadmissable’ |
In the light of the Gospel the Death penalty is an attack on the Dignity of the person
|Love incompatible with idolatry |
The true God teaches us to love.
|Pope Francis sends aid to Yemeni refugees |
Pope in solidarity with the refugees
|Build Bridges |
Pope tells moral theologians of the need to build bridges of fraternity
|Saints Joachim and Anne |
The Roman Catholic Church commemorates the parents of the Virgin Mary,
|The Joy of Married Love |
“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” ohn 10:10
|Pope Assures Heartfelt Solidarity, Prayers, Blessings |
Pope Sends Telegram of Condolences for Those Affected by Wildfires in Greece
|Do you want to grow in love? |
Keep Jesus close, pope says
|World Meeting of Families in Dublin |
Dublin archdiocese seeks 4,000 Eucharistic ministers for papal Mass
|The modern miracle of Fatima |
Pray the rosary every day.
|Look to your Roots |
Pope Francis has taken time out of his vacation to send a video message to the young people of Antilles.
|Two characteristics of missionary disciples |
Mission has a centre; Mission has a face
|WMOF in Dublin |
All papal events booked out six weeks in advance
Cardinal Tauran commended to God in Requiem Mass at St Peter's
| Ireland's situation: post-referendum on abortion and pre-papal visit |
The current population looks like they might not be in favor of the Church.
|Legal challenges to Canada Summer Jobs focus on freedom of speech |
Legal opposition continues to gather against a new rule for a long-standing Canadian summer jobs program.
|Pope expresses solidarity and sadness for victims of Japan floods |
Pope Francis expressed his "heartfelt solidarity"
|Mass for migrants |
Pope urges open hearts, doors towards continuing tragedy of migrants, refugees
|Official Video "Here I Am, The Servant of The Lord" |
WYD Panama 2019 releases an international version of the hymn “Let it be done to me according to your word”
|Francis' prayer intention for priests |
“The tiredness of priests...Do you know how often I think about it?”
|Pope’s ecumenical and peace initiative in Bari on Middle East Christians |
The Pope’s ecumenical and peace initiative in Bari was presented at a press conference in the Vatican.
|Fear sin, not death |
Catholics have no reason to fear death, instead, they should fear sin.
|Christians are certain of Jesus’ identity |
You are the Christ, the Son of the living God
|Prayerful hopes for greater experience of unity |
Pope Francis receives the traditional delegation from the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
|The Commandments are an invitation |
Pope Francis continued his catechesis focussed on the Ten Commandments
|Pope makes changes within College of Cardinals |
Pope Francis has transferred four Cardinals to the “Order of Bishops” within the College of Cardinals.
|Respect for the world begins with respect for the human body |
Christian bioethics must begin with the profound conviction of the irrevocable dignity of the human person.
|Middle East a crossroads of suffering |
Pope Francis warns of the risk that Christians could be eliminated from the Middle East.
|Real ecumenism puts Christ over division |
Christ must be prioritized over any differences that might get in the way of unity.
|Commandments are path to freedom. |
Pope Francis says the Commandments establish a dialogue between us and God.
|Share the Journey |
The Pope highlighted the importance and the value of “sharing” spaces.
|Pope denounces “slanderous communication” of dictatorships |
If you want to destroy institutions or people, you start by speaking ill of them
|Exploiting women is a sin against God. |
Pope´s homily was a reflection on the many different ways in which women are exploited
|Jesus desires reconciliation |
Pope Francis says that Jesus invites us to 'radical reconciliation'.
|The Ten Commandments. |
Christians must pursue the path of true life, true love, true wealth
|‘The Holy Spirit – protagonist of evangelization’ |
Pope reflects on 3 aspects of evangelization present in the readings of the liturgy: proclamation, service and gratuitousness.
|God’s love has no need for words but for concrete gestures' |
God´s love has no limits, his greatness is manifested in small things and tenderness.
|Memory and hope go hand in hand |
Pope Francis has encouraged Christians to think back to their encounters with Jesus.
|We are called to be gifts for others |
Pope Francis dedicated his catechesis on Wednesday to the Sacrament of Confirmation.
|Pope Francis praying for victims of Guatemala volcano |
The Pope said he is praying for the eternal repose of the deceased .
|May the Holy Spirit unite what is still divided. |
The Pope expressed his hope for a future in which all divergences will be overcome.
| The Devil is behind every persecution |
Pope Francis reflected on how the Devil is the cause of all forms of persecution
|The Solemnity of Corpus Christi this year. |
Pope to lead Corpus Christi procession in Ostia
|Let yourselves be shaped by the Spirit. |
Pope Francis has reminded believers that Confirmation is an “undeserved gift”
|Reject worldly patterns of behaviour that take away our freedom |
Pope Francis warns Christians against remaining attached to worldly ways of thinking
|Joy is the air Christians breathe |
Pope reproposes the theme of being men and women bearing joy in his homily on Monday at Casa Santa Marta.
|Health of family is decisive for world, Church |
Jesus accompanies families
|Celebrating Our Lady of Sheshan |
The Holy Father invited us to keep our hearts far away from riches.
|Pope asks for prayers for Catholics in China |
Without the Holy Spirit we are nothing.
|Pope meets with Italian Bishops' Conference |
Crisis of vocations, Evangelical poverty and transparency, and Reduction and merging of dioceses.
|The Church, like Mary, is woman and mother |
The first virtue of a mom is tenderness.
|Don’t waste time being a busybody. |
Francis reminds bishops and all pastors to “love, tend the sheep, and prepare oneself for the cross”
|May true unity be our goal |
There are 2 types of unity in his homily during Mass : One he calls “true” unity; and the other, “false” unity.
|Let grace of Baptism bear fruit in your lives |
Pope Francis urges us to be guided by the light of Christ.
|Be Bishops for your flock, not for your career |
Pope Francis says he prays all bishops follow the example of the Apostle Paul with his obedience to the Holy Spirit-
| Our "destiny" is to live in friendship with Jesus |
Pope Francis urged Christians in their vocation to live their friendship with Jesus
|“Frankness” and “Perseverance” , two keyword to keep in mind. |
Pope Francis Thursday paid a visit to two small Catholic communities in central Italy dedicated to living solidarity.
|General Audience |
In Christ, and by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, we are made adoptive children of the Father.
| Don't dialogue with the devil, the great liar |
Never approach the devil nor talk to him: he is "defeated" .
|Pope Francis sends video message to forum on 'modern-day slavery' |
Pope Francis has called for concerted effort on the part of all actors of society
|A good bishop is watchful, involved and close to his flock |
A bishop is one who is close fo his flock
|Transmitting the faith is a birth process |
Pope Francis focuses his homily on the characteristics needed to accompany the transmission of the faith.
|Christians are called to make choices |
The Holy Spirit gives us the strength
|Love knows how to find the good |
Pope Francis received Giorgio, Rosita and Davide Barolini, along with other members of the “Una Vita Rara” association.
| Heaven is not boring |
heaven is the place of eternal joy in the face-to-face encounter with Jesus, not just some boring place as some imagine.
|Without love the Church cannot move or grow. |
In the Last Supper, in which Jesus teaches love in the Eucharist and service in the washing of the feet.
|Strengthened by Christ's Passover |
I can do all things in him who strengthens me.
|The Church finds its balance when it is mobile. |
Pope Francis reflects on the readings of the day and the central role of the Holy Spirit in the disciple’s life.
|Be like Jesus the Good Shepherd |
On Sunday Pope Francis ordained 16 men to the priesthood.
|Christians are called to be 'couriers of hope' |
Living for others is the trademark of a Christian
|Pope Francis marks anniversary of Benedictine Confederation |
The Pope recalled the vital work of the Benedictines and their contribution to the Church.
|The sign of the cross is our badge |
To make the sign of the cross is to mark ourselves as Christians
| The Church needs prophets |
A True Prophet is he who is capable of weeping for his people who do not heed him.
|Follow Jesus out of faith, not self-interest. |
There are two ways of following Jesus: out of self-interest in his miracles or through faith in his word.
| Christ gives true freedom |
True Christian freedom means having the clear-minded openness to make room for God in our lives and to follow Jesus.
|‘Easter joy brings obedience, witness, realism’ |
the Holy Father reflected on the three traits that are born from Easter joy: obedience, witness, and realism.
| APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION |
A guide to Christianity for the 21st Century: the new Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis
|Pope sends videomessage to Spanish religious |
God’s call does not work through marketing models.
|Pope’s Apostolic Exhortation on holiness to be presented on Monday. |
An Apostolic Exhortation is considered the second-highest form of papal teaching, after an Encyclical Letter.
|We should leave every Mass better than when we went in |
The Mass is not just a weekly commitment that can be forgotten about once people go out the church doors.
|Today is a Day of Celebration |
This is because fraternity is the fruit of Christ’s death and resurrection
|How will you respond to the resurrection? |
The announcements of God are always a surprise, because ours is a God of surprises
|God is close to his people. |
The Lord always comes to us.
|Easter Triduum is center of Christian faith |
Christ, my hope, is arisen; into Galilee he will go before his own.
|Sudan Council of Churches met with Pope Francis |
“Working together as Christians is more important than stressing our differences"
|World Water Day |
Contribution of Pope Francis and the Holy See
|World Water Day |
Contribution of Pope Francis and the Holy See
|Vatican releases Pope Francis' schedule for Holy Week |
The Vatican is preparing for Holy Week with a full schedule of celebrations scheduled for the holiest portion of the Church year.
|We forget the Lord’s strength |
Pope Francis invites us to look at a Crucifix when we are depressed and tired out with life’s journey.
|Pope Francis' 5th anniversary |
Pope Francis 19 March 2013 — 19 March 2018
|Obedience to the Gospel |
In his fourth Lenten meditation on Friday, Fr. Cantalmessa focuses on the place of obedience in the Christian life.
|Prayer requires courage and patience |
Pope Francis reflects on the power of prayer, starting with the dialogue between God and Moses.
|Pope Francis continues his catechesis |
Liturgy prepares us to receive Christ in Holy Communion
|5th anniversary of Pope Francis' election |
The Volume ‘A Pope Francis Lexicon’ Was Created by Cindy Wooden and Joshua McElwee
|Don’t be “parked Christians” |
True Christians don´t stop going forward after receiving the first gift of grace.
|Every young person, should be able to hear the voice of God. |
Pope Francis on Friday told confessors that they have a special responsibility to help young people discern their vocations in life.
|Dialogue essential to end suffering |
The oppressed and the persecuted is an integral part of the mission entrusted by God to the Church.
|The Mass is Christ's sacrifice which is free |
Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Mass focusing his attention on the Eucharistic Prayer.
|God forgives only if we forgive others |
Pope Francis focused on admitting our sinfulness and forgiving others in order to obtain God’s pardon.
|Faith and Religion are not a Show |
The Church urges us to Convert our Actions throught Fasting
|Mercy Friday |
Pope visits women in semi-detention with young children
|Modern individualism Reflects ancient Heresies |
Vatican letter says the difficulty many have in accepting the teachings of Christianity in today´s Society.
|The first Christian altar was the cross |
To the altar we bring the little we have in our gifts
|The Lenten season 40 days of abstaining |
These 17th century monks did a beer fast for Lent
|First Lent Sermon 2018 |
“DO NOT BE CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD” (Rom 12:2)
| 33rd World Youth Day |
Prayer and reflection of the Church will turn to you young people, said Pope Francis
|The women in the Gospel |
Today's meditation in the spiritual exercises of the Pope.
|Pope's spiritual exercises |
Even though we still are ‘incomplete’ and ‘under construction,’ Jesus offers us unconditional love.
|Now is the time for conversion |
Lent is a time to face our temptations and be converted by the Gospel
|Australian bishops dedicate start of Lent to abuse victims |
Four days of fasting and reparation.
|Pope Francis' message for Lent 2018 |
The season of Lent as a “sacramental sign of our conversion”.
|Dominicans worldwide |
Dominicans offered Masses for their deceased parents and for all deceased parents of friars.
|Pope’s Advice for Lent |
Lent as a “sacramental sign” of our conversion.
|Benedict XVI says he's 'on pilgrimage home' |
In a rare new letter penned by Benedict XVI said he is in the last phase of his life.
|This Lent, revive your enthusiasm for the faith. |
May the light of Christ rising in glory dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds.
|Prayer for Congo and Sudan |
Pope announces day of prayer, fasting for Congo and South Sudan
|Remember you're going to die |
A good idea is to pray to God asking for a good sense of time.
|Advice to Shepherds? |
Shepherds Do Not Put Up Signs With Hours.
|Pope revamps ecclesiastical universities in new apostolic constitution. |
A radical reform to the Nature and Curriculum of Ecclesiastical Universities and Instituions.
|Confront the lies of 'fake news,' Francis says |
The best “antidote” to the spread of falsehoods in ‘fake news’ aren’t strategies, he stated, but people.
|March for Life in Paris |
From Darkness to lighte