Pope Francis: The Mass needs silence, not ‘chit-chat’

On Wednesday Pope Francis called out the common habit of chatting with people around you before Mass, stressing that this is a time for silent prayer, when we prepare our hearts for an encounter with the Lord. [...]

Be prepared

“Keep awake … for you know neither the day nor the hour” (Mat 25:13) [...]

Pope Francis: Mass is for the Eucharist, not pictures. Put the phone away.

On Wednesday, a fiery Pope Francis chastised those who spend Mass talking to others, looking at their phone or even taking pictures during papal liturgies, saying these are distractions that take focus away from the “heart of the Church,” which is the Eucharist. [...]

Is Jesus’ law of love a continuity or a discontinuity to the law of Moses?

Jesus' authority as the risen Christ underwrites the interpretation of the Law [...]

Pope Francis: the saints weren’t perfect, but they allowed God to touch their lives

Pope Francis marked All Saints' Day Wednesday saying the saints are honored not because they were perfect or did everything right, but because they allowed God to touch their lives and fought hard against sin. [...]

“Be Imitators of Me as I Am of Christ” (1 Cor 11:1)

In them I sense holiness, and holiness attracts. [...]

Pope Francis: Heaven isn’t a ‘fairy tale’ – it’s an embrace with God

Pope Francis on Wednesday spoke about the hope Christians have at the end of life, which is found in God’s promise to be with us at the moment of our death, and to give us eternal life with him in heaven. [...]

Our Mission is Love

The Christian identity is intricately tied to the mission of the Church - to bring the Gospel of Life to all; a life that “sets us free from every kind of selfishness, and is a source of creativity in love” (Pope Francis) [...]

Pope Francis: At the moment of our death, Jesus will come and take us by the hand

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday, Pope Francis offered prayers for the more than 300 victims of a terrorist bombing in the African country of Somalia, one of the most lethal attacks to take place anywhere in the world in recent years. [...]

“Many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14)

That we will be among the chosen few, we must live our life “in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ” (Philippians 1:27). [...]

Pope Francis: Christians always look forward to the future, which is a constant concern of God’s providence

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said Christians are never bored or hopeless, but know how to wait patiently – even when life is hard, monotonous or unclear – with the knowledge that after the darkness, there is always light. “The Christian was not made for boredom, but for patience,” the Pope said October 11. This, he said, is because [...]

What can we learn from the teaching of “repaying good for evil” ?

Free ourselves from taking revenge and we merit God's blessings as His children in perfection [...]