Messages from Pope Francis
 
 

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. [...]

Pope Francis: “Don’t think holiness is for you? The saints can help”

On Wednesday, Pope Francis said the saints show us that despite what we might think, holiness is possible for everyone, and we should call on them for help in living out our vocations. [...]

Pope Francis: God’s love is free and unconditional, no matter what

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday, Pope Francis said that God’s love isn’t something we earn or deserve by our good works, but that it is free and unconditional – no matter what. [...]

Pope Francis: Our heavenly father is always there looking with love, and surely does not abandon us

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said that one of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith is that we have a God we are taught to call ‘Father’ – a father who never leaves us and who we can call on in prayer at any moment. [...]

Pope Francis: A good Christian spreads hope – not bitterness

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit has the power to fill us with the hope of Christ, in turn making us Christians vessels that bring hope to others, rather than bitterness or desperation. [...]

Pope Francis: Even in the worst moments, the Lord is there

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said that no matter what trials we might face, we have hope because Jesus is always by our side, just like he was for the disciples on the road to Emmaus. [...]

Pope Francis: Mary Magdalene is an apostle of hope

(CNA/EWTN News) By calling Mary Magdalene by name after his resurrection, Jesus shows us just how personal his relationship with mankind is, Pope Francis said Wednesday, adding that after this intimate encounter, Mary then becomes an apostle of hope for the world, announcing the Lord’s rising. [...]

Pope Francis: Mary’s ‘yes’ echoes the joy, suffering of every mother

Days before his trip to Fatima, Pope Francis said Mary's 'yes' at the Annunciation was more than a yes to bearing the Son of God, but was also an acceptance of everything she would endure after – something every mother experiences with a new child. [...]

Pope Francis: Egypt is a sign of hope

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis recalled his recent visit to Egypt, saying that given its rich biblical and cultural history, the country is a sign of hope, and has a special role to play in brokering peace in the Middle East. [...]