Pope Francis: We listen to the Gospel and we must give a response in our lives

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis touched on a topic close to home for both parish priests and people in the pews, offering his recipe for what makes a good homily, saying they should be short and well-prepared. [...]

He Who Receives Much, Gives Much

God's special grace is always followed by a special response from the grace recipient [...]

Pope Francis: How can we face our earthly pilgrimage without being regularly nourished by the Word of God?

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of the Liturgy of the Word, and the resulting importance of having lectors who can proclaim the readings and the Responsorial Psalm well. [...]

Jesus, the Authority over our Life!

In our Sunday Gospel reading, St. Mark is trying to show us the authority of Jesus, and why He is so unique. [...]

Pope Francis: The gift of peace can only come as a gift from Jesus

(Vatican News) In his first General Audience following his Apostolic Visit, Pope Francis called for a round of applause for the people of Chile and Peru who he was able meet on his journey. [...]

Come Follow Me

To heed God’s voice is to know God’s “ways”, “paths” and “truth”. When we accept God’s invitation to “come and follow”, we embark on an adventure of knowing ourselves and God more deeply and truly. [...]

Pope Francis: Do you want peace? Then work for peace

(CNA/EWTN News) On his first full day in Chile, Pope Francis told Catholics in the country that the Beatitudes aren't just a simple piece of advice from someone who purports to know everything, but are a source of hope which impels people to leave their comfort zone and follow the path given by Jesus. [...]

“Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will” (Psalm 40)

As the circumstances in our life change, we may be called to serve Him in ways that we can never imagine before. [...]

Pope Francis: Silence during mass is the availability to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that moments of silence in the Mass should be intentional times of prayer, recollection and communion with God, rather than being viewed as times to just be quiet or not speak. [...]

“. . . peace among people of good will” (Lk 2:14)

Be it as simple as the shepherds or as wise as the Magi, God's blessings are the same for those who seek Him with good will and humility. [...]

Pope Francis: When we deal with our weakness and sins, it opens our hearts to invoke the divine mercy that transforms and converts

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday, Pope Francis emphasized how sin breaks our relationship with God and with our community, which is why at the beginning of every Mass we pause to recognize our sinfulness and ask for forgiveness. [...]

Pope Francis: Christmas invites us to focus on the sign of the Child and to recognize him in the faces of little children

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis on Christmas Day said the commemoration of Christ's birth is an occasion to remember and pray for every child who suffers due to war, poverty and inequality, each of whom bears the face of Jesus. [...]