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Pope Francis: Christians must be responsible for the world and for the life of every person

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday, Pope Francis expressed his closeness to the people of Mexico after they suffered a devastating earthquake September 19, asking for the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe for all those who have died or lost loved ones. [...]

Jesus, the Master Story-Teller

Of all the parables of Jesus, I find the parable of the laborers in the vineyard particularly intriguing and thought-provoking. The story never fails to elicit strong reactions from its listeners that include disbelief, protest, or even outright anger. But once properly understood, its reward for those who care to really listen is the consolation of a [...]

Forgive from the heart

“forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us” (The Lord’s Prayer) [...]

Pope Francis: The gospel truly frees people and society from slavery

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis recalled his recent visit to Colombia, saying the desire for peace in the country is proof that the violence of their past doesn't have the last word, but rather, the love and mercy of Christ. [...]

Pope Francis: Jesus reminds us that his way is the way of love and sacrifice

(CNA/EWTN News) On Sunday Pope Francis spoke about the sacrifice of the cross, explaining how as followers of Christ we must embrace suffering because it is through the suffering and death of Christ that his love is made known to us. [...]

“Am I my brother’s keeper?”

We are each others' keepers in God's plan of salvation. [...]

How do we deal with sufferings?

How do we deal with sufferings? How do we handle the problem of pain? Our Gospel for this week reflection is a great place to see its solution on display. [...]

Pope Francis: Every vocation begins with an encounter with Jesus who gives us new joy and hope

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis told pilgrims to ignore gloomy people that drag others down, and stressed the need to maintain a healthy dose of the joy experienced in our first encounter with Christ, which he said must serve as a constant motivation to spread the good news. [...]

Faith is a gift, an immense privilege of belief

“Each believer is thus a link in the great chain of believers” [...]

Pope Francis: To be a Christian means a new perspective – a gaze full of hope

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday, Pope Francis said going through life downcast as if it has no meaning is not the attitude of a Christian, who has the assurance that even when things look grim, there is always new hope found in Christ. [...]

Mercy Without Border

Those who have faith, “maintain justice, and do what is right …” are welcomed into God's House (Is 56:1) [...]

Pope Francis: Our Lady brings us a new ability to pass with faith through the most painful and difficult moments

(CNA/EWTN News) On the Feast of the Assumption, Pope Francis said that in bringing Christ to the world, Mary also provides the joy and grace of her Son, which not only sustain us in difficulty, but are primarily intended for the weak and humble. [...]