Messages from Pope Francis
 
 

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. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

Pope Francis: Idols promise happiness but do not give it

(CNA/EWTN News) When a person puts an object or a philosophy above God, it not only destroys happiness, it hinders the ability to experience real love, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]

Pope Francis: To find the right orientation of life, everyone needs the truth – which is Christ

(CNA/EWTN News) A Christian can stay on the right path to Heaven, and grow in love for God and his neighbor, only by keeping close to Christ and his love, Pope Francis said Sunday. [...]

Pope Francis: Only if we are united with Christ can we find the courage of evangelization

(CNA/EWTN News) By virtue of their Baptism, every Catholic is called to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ – a mission which cannot be separated from the Catholic Church, Pope Francis said Sunday. [...]

Pope Francis: The lack of faith is an obstacle to God’s grace

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Sunday that God always surprises people with the way he works, and because of this, believers should be open to the Lord's way of thinking and acting, rather than expecting him to conform to their aspirations. [...]

Pope Francis: Sin and death is never the last word for Jesus

(CNA/EWTN News) Catholics have no reason to fear death, because Christ the Lord has power over death; instead, they should fear sin, which hardens and kills the soul, Pope Francis said Sunday. [...]