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“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. [...]

Are You a Follower of Christ Or Just a Fan?

As fascinating as the Bible is, we must keep in mind that biblical interpretation is ultimately not academic but liturgical. [...]

Pope Francis: The Lord’s Day is a time to look at reality and to reflect

(CNA/EWTN News) The commandment to rest on Sundays is an invitation to be centered on Christ and to give praise and thanksgiving for the gift of life, not to waste the day in distraction, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]

Pass on or pass over traditions?

The transmission of the Holy Tradition is indeed the transmission of “the living memorial of God's Word” [...]

Pope Francis: God’s dream is unity

(CNA/EWTN News) Divorce and separation may be common, but the model families should strive after is unity, and people should not forget those husbands and wives who, even amid difficulties, continue to be faithful, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]

“Lord, to whom can we go?” (Jn 6:69)

We are challenged to trust and choose God above all even amidst adversities and turmoil every single day. [...]

Pope Francis: God will never say ‘no’ to a heart that sincerely invokes his name

(CNA/EWTN News) The lives of the saints are attractive because they demonstrate the radical and authentic relationship with Christ each person is called to, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]

Invitation to God’s Wedding Banquet

Unlike my daughter who must be selective in inviting people to her wedding, God welcomes everyone to his. [...]

Pope Francis: If we do not oppose evil, we feed it tacitly

(CNA/EWTN News) It is not enough for Catholics to not do bad things, they must counter evil by actively living out charity in the performance of good deeds, Pope Francis told young people and others in St. Peter’s Square Sunday. [...]

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven” (John 6:51)

“Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh” (John 6:51) [...]

Pope Francis: In Christ, our fragility is no longer a curse, but a place of encounter with the Father

(CNA/EWTN News) Attachment to idols is a failure to trust totally in God – and to reject these idols, Catholics must accept their weaknesses, inviting Christ to heal their hearts, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]