Messages from Pope Francis
 
 

Pope Francis: The gospel truly frees people and society from slavery

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis recalled his recent visit to Colombia, saying the desire for peace in the country is proof that the violence of their past doesn't have the last word, but rather, the love and mercy of Christ. [...]

Pope Francis: Jesus reminds us that his way is the way of love and sacrifice

(CNA/EWTN News) On Sunday Pope Francis spoke about the sacrifice of the cross, explaining how as followers of Christ we must embrace suffering because it is through the suffering and death of Christ that his love is made known to us. [...]

Pope Francis: Every vocation begins with an encounter with Jesus who gives us new joy and hope

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis told pilgrims to ignore gloomy people that drag others down, and stressed the need to maintain a healthy dose of the joy experienced in our first encounter with Christ, which he said must serve as a constant motivation to spread the good news. [...]

Pope Francis: To be a Christian means a new perspective – a gaze full of hope

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday, Pope Francis said going through life downcast as if it has no meaning is not the attitude of a Christian, who has the assurance that even when things look grim, there is always new hope found in Christ. [...]

Pope Francis: Our Lady brings us a new ability to pass with faith through the most painful and difficult moments

(CNA/EWTN News) On the Feast of the Assumption, Pope Francis said that in bringing Christ to the world, Mary also provides the joy and grace of her Son, which not only sustain us in difficulty, but are primarily intended for the weak and humble. [...]

Pope Francis: God forgives sins, because he wants the total, definitive freedom of man’s heart

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Church doesn't exist for people without faults, but for sinners in need of God's mercy – a point he often returns to – and lamented the fact that there are many Catholics who believe the opposite. [...]

Pope Francis: To be a Christian means to look to the light and practice the profession of faith in the light

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said that to be a Christian means to have hope in the light of Christ, which we are filled with at our Baptism, even in the midst of difficulties or darkness. [...]

Pope Francis: In this world where good and evil are totally entwined, learn to see with God’s eyes

(CNA/EWTN News) On Sunday Pope Francis said good and evil are often entwined, and that as sinners, we can't label any one group or institution as bad, since we all face temptation and have the ability to choose which path to follow. [...]

Pope Francis: Our heart is the ground upon which the seed of the Word falls

(CNA/EWTN News) On Sunday, Pope Francis said that in the parable of the seed and the sower Jesus invites us to reclaim the ‘soil’ of our hearts by bringing to him, in prayer and Confession, the stones and thorns in need of healing. “Jesus invites us today to look inward: to give thanks for our good ground and to work on the ground not yet […] [...]

Pope Francis: Jesus does not take the cross away from us, he carries it with us

(CNA/EWTN News) When life gets hard, Jesus especially invites us to turn to him, Pope Francis said. [...]

Pope Francis: Christians must put their relationship with Jesus above all else

(CNA/EWTN News) On Sunday, Pope Francis said that everyone – lay or religious – must put their relationship with Jesus above all else; and striving to do this, even imperfectly, will help them to be like Christ to the world. “People need to perceive that for that disciple, Jesus is truly ‘Lord,’ he is truly the center of his life, the whole of [...]

Pope Francis: Gospel is the only strength for Christians

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said that following Christ means taking a path contrary to that of the world, and being prepared to suffer because of this; though we have hope because of God’s constant presence. [...]