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Companions on the Journey

Christ comes to offer his heart to us first so that we may have the courage to journey with him and let “the will of the Lord [...] prosper” (Is 53:10). [...]

Pope Francis: To insult or hate someone is a way of killing the dignity of a person

(CNA/EWTN News) A person may not have killed someone, but if they are angry or have hate toward another person, it is like they have killed him or her in their heart, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]

His disciples “said to one another, ‘Then who can be saved?’”

Jesus said, “For humans it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible” (Mark 10:26-27) [...]

Pope Francis: To take a human life in order to solve a problem is like hiring a hitman

(CNA/EWTN News) In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis said that abortion “suppresses innocent and helpless life in its blossoming.” [...]

As it was in the beginning, is now and will be forever and ever

God's eternal plan encompasses all that He has predestined to occur [...]

Pope Francis calls for a youth synod ‘anointed by hope’

Pope Francis began the Synod on young people Oct. 3 with a homily calling for the Holy Spirit to renew hope and dynamism in the Church. [...]

The flow of grace

Whatever is good, true, and beautiful in culture, society or other religions is, indirectly related to Christ and thus should not be suppressed or despised [...]

Pope Francis urges reconciliation in message to Church in China

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis sent a message Wednesday to encourage Chinese Catholics to work toward reconciliation and communion with one another following a deal between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops. [...]

The Price of Status Quo

The “conflicts and disputes” among us, rooted in our egocentrism, juxtapose with our deeper desire for goodness, justice, and peace (Jm 4:1). Through this internal tension, we are able to better understand the mystery of God’s love and mercy. [...]

Pope Francis: Honoring one’s parents leads to a long, happy life

(CNA/EWTN News) There are many saints who demonstrate that even if one comes from a difficult childhood, or does not have good parents, hope can still be found in Christ and the mission received from him, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]

“But who do you say that I am?” (Mark 8:29)

In this Sunday’s Gospel Reading, Jesus asks his disciples this “But who do you say that I am?” and Peter answers “You are the Christ” (Mark 8:29). Peter’s answer in the Gospel of Matthew is more elaborate “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16). Peter indeed has great faith! Jesus points out however that Peter’s [...]

Pope Francis: True slaves are those who are unable to love

(CNA/EWTN News) Attachment to sin and vice is a form of interior slavery which inhibits the ability to love, but true freedom is always found in God’s mercy, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. [...]