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Pope Francis: Jesus gave his life to make us holy, to renew us, to forgive us

(CNA/EWTN News) The Easter Triduum is the most important time of year for Christians, Pope Francis said Wednesday, and stressed that those who truly allow themselves to be transformed by Jesus' resurrection, while still being sinners, cannot be corrupt. [...]

Do we see what he sees?

To see - with eyes of the intellect or eyes of the heart? [...]

An Overlooked Story in Mark’s Passion Narrative

The story of a woman pouring perfume on the Lord marks the beginning of the passion narrative in Mark's gospel. Why is the story important? [...]

Pope Francis: When we receive Holy Communion, we must let ourselves be transformed into Jesus

(CNA/EWTN News) At Wednesday's general audience, Pope Francis said our participation in the Holy Eucharist at Mass is not a merely spiritual communion, but a sacramental one, uniting us to Christ and his Church. [...]

Heart Matters

Near, far, wherever you are I believe that the heart does go on Once more you open the door And you’re here in my heart and my heart will go on and on. (“My Heart Will Go On”, written by James Horner and Will Jennings) Who can forget this haunting yet beautiful song of Celine Dion, lamenting lost love while acknowledging the strength of an […] [...]

Pope Francis: The peace of Christ cannot take root in a heart incapable of living fraternity and of repairing it after having wounded it

(CNA/EWTN News) At the general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of the recitation of the Our Father at Mass, asking if when we pray it, we understand whom we are praying to and the relationship we are called to have with him. [...]

“[I]t is by grace you have been saved” (Ephesians 2:5)

We are “created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life” (Ephesians 2: 10). [...]

Pope Francis: The Eucharistic Prayer teaches us to make our whole lives an “act of thanksgiving”

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis issued a harsh critique of the trend to ask parishioners for a financial contribution in order to have Mass said for a loved one, saying that to make a personal offering is fine, but the liturgy should never have a price tag. [...]

Pope Francis: In the bread and wine we present him with the offering of our lives

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that having Mass centered around the altar is meant to remind faithful that the cross is the first Christian altar on which Christ offered the sacrifice of his life. [...]

I Believe

God's faithfulness surpasses all human inclinations; God raises us up from the ashes of despair [...]

Pope Francis: We are called to face the Evil one through prayer, with God’s help, to overcome him in our daily life

(CNA/EWTN News) Lent is a time to face our temptations and be converted by the Gospel, Pope Francis said in his Angelus address on the first Sunday of Lent. [...]

“The book that yields profit of ten thousand fold”

A few years ago, I received a traditional red scroll of Chinese calligraphy for Lunar New Year on which was written “The capital that yields profit of ten thousand fold”. The author was playing with words as “capital” could also refer to a book. On the scroll, a Bible was painted next to the word “capital”. This is such a timely reminder as [...]