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Pope Francis: Martyrdom is the air of the life of a Christian

(CNA) Pope Francis said Wednesday that persecution has always been a part of the Church’s life, and that the witness of martyrdom is a blessing for all Christians.
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 11


 
Pope Francis: Pray and entrust yourself to the Lord

(CNA) Bishops and priests have a duty to guard and protect the Catholics entrusted to their care; and they need the faithful’s prayers for this task, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 4


 
Pope Francis: Today the grave threat is the loss of the sense of living

(CNA) On Wednesday, Pope Francis reflected on his recent trip to Thailand and Japan, stating that economic and technological success are not what gives someone a good life, but the love he or she has received from God.
Publish date: 2019 - 11 - 28


 
Pope Francis: The poor reveal to us the riches of love

(CNA) On the World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis said that the poor and most vulnerable can be left behind in the frenetic haste and self-centeredness of the modern world.
Publish date: 2019 - 11 - 20


 
Pope Francis: May Christian couples open the doors of their hearts to Christ and transform their homes into domestic churches

(CNA) Pope Francis praised Priscilla and Aquila as Biblical models of married life, hospitality, and lay evangelization.
Publish date: 2019 - 11 - 13


 
Pope Francis: Ask the Holy Spirit to teach us to build bridges with those who do not believe or with a creed different from ours

(CNA) St. Paul announced Jesus Christ to “idol worshippers” in Athens without attacking them, but by building bridges, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2019 - 11 - 7


 
Pope Francis: Ask the Holy Spirit for an open heart, sensitive to God and hospitable to our brothers

(CNA) In his message for the audience, the pope reflected on the Acts of the Apostles chapter 16, when St. Paul experiences a vision in which a Macedonian begs him to “come over to Macedonia and help us.”
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 30


 
Pope Francis: The ecclesial method for conflict resolution is based on dialogue and on discernment carried out in the light of the Holy Spirit

(CNA) - Pope Francis said Wednesday that the first Christian evangelization of the pagans opened up “a very lively controversy” as the early Church discerned how to absorb new members from outside the people of Israel.
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 23


 
Pope Francis: Ask for the grace to allow ourselves to be astonished by God’s surprises, not to hinder His creativity

(CNA) God wills the salvation of all persons, Pope Francis said in his General Audience Wednesday, reflecting on the Acts of the Apostles.
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 17


 
Pope Francis: Baptism helps us to see God, himself, and others differently

(CNA) In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis warned Catholics to not turn their faith into an ideology, as he said St. Paul did when he was persecuting Christians before his conversion.
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 9


 
Pope Francis: If there is no Holy Spirit, there is no evangelization

(CNA) Guidance by the Holy Spirit is integral to sharing the Gospel with others and bringing them to Christ, Pope Francis said during the general audience Wednesday.
Publish date: 2019 - 10 - 3


 
Pope Francis : slander is a ‘diabolical cancer’

Pope Francis said Wednesday that slander is a 'diabolical cancer' that seriously damages the Church.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 25


 
Pope Francis : Through sin and scandal, God’s Church remains

Because of sinfulness, human projects will always fail, but the Church remains steadfast, even in times of scandal, because she is sustained by the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 18


 
Pope Francis says he hopes ‘seeds of peace’ will bear fruit in Africa

Upon his return to the Vatican after a six-day trip to Africa, Pope Francis said Wednesday that he hopes the "seeds of peace" sown during his apostolic journey will bear fruit in Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 12


 
Pope Francis: Those who practice selfless generosity will have divine reward

(CNA) Pope Francis begged the pardon of the crowd gathered in St. Peter’s Square Sunday, explaining that he was late because he had gotten stuck in a Vatican elevator and had to wait for help from the fire department.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 5


 
Pope Francis: To obey God instead of men is the great Christian response

(CNA) An important aspect of the Christian life is obeying God even when there may be consequences for going against the commands of others, Pope Francis said during the general audience Wednesday.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 28


 
Pope Francis: Being members of the body of Christ makes believers co-responsible for each other

(CNA) Pope Francis decried hypocrisy and self-interest Wednesday, saying that Christian community should always be characterized by generosity and solidarity.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 21


 
Pope Francis: Light our lamps and be ready for our final encounter with the Lord

(Vatican News) Pope Francis reflects on this Sunday (August 11)’s Gospel and on Jesus’ call to be vigilant and to “light our lamps” as we await the final encounter with the Father.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 16


 
Pope Francis: What is the true wealth? A relationship with Jesus Christ

(CNA) Pope Francis Wednesday criticized those who give more consideration to money than the sacraments or helping others find true wealth – a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Publish date: 2019 - 8 - 8


 
Pope Francis: Christian prayer is a dialogue between people who love one another based on trust

(Vatican News) In his reflection on Sunday’s Gospel, Pope Francis said that the disciples wanted “to experience the same ‘quality’” of prayer was present in Jesus’ relationship with the Father.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 31


 
Pope Francis: The wisdom of the heart lies in knowing how to combine contemplation and action

(CNA) On July 21, in his message before the Angelus, Pope Francis reflected on the day’s Gospel, when Jesus goes to visit Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 24


 
Pope Francis: Judge your own heart first – not that of those in need

(CNA) Helping a person in need requires compassion toward their situation, Pope Francis said Sunday, encouraging Catholics to think first about their own hardness of heart, not the sins of others.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 18


 
Pope Francis: A prayer is truly Christian if it has a universal dimension

(Vatican News) Pope Francis focused his catechesis on Sunday on the missionary nature of the Church, pointing out that it must always be joyful and bring peace and healing.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 11


 
Chinese priests do not need to register with government, Vatican says

(CNA) The Vatican issued new guidance for priests and bishops in mainland China on Friday, addressing government requirements that clergy register with the Communist government.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 4