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Pope Francis: Youth is beautiful but eternal youth is a very dangerous illusion

Starting a new series of reflections on the meaning and value of old age, Pope Francis in his General audience this week stresses the need for an inter-generational alliance, drawing inspiration from scriptures.
Publish date: 2022 - 2 - 23


 
Pope Francis: Jesus, Mary and Joseph are in a sense the primordial nucleus of the Church

At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis continues his catechesis cycle on the figure of St Joseph, describing him as one who cares for others.
Publish date: 2022 - 2 - 16


 
Pope Francis: Christian faith is not a way of exorcising the fear of death, rather, it helps us to face it

Reflecting on St. Joseph as the patron saint of a good death during his catechesis at the General Audience, Pope Francis invites Christians to face death with faith in the resurrection, saying that the Christian faith is not a way of exorcising the fear of death, but rather helps us to face it.
Publish date: 2022 - 2 - 9


 
Pope Francis: Saints are intercessors who pray for us, and the Lord gives us grace through that Saint

At the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on the communion of saints, and says every member of the Church is closely connected to each other in Christ.
Publish date: 2022 - 2 - 2


 
Pope Francis: Fear is also a part of life, and it too needs our prayer

At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis offers a meditation on St Joseph as a “man who dreams,” and who knows how to discern the voice of God and act upon it.
Publish date: 2022 - 1 - 26


 
Pope Francis: Revolution of tenderness

Continuing his catechetical series on Saint Joseph, Pope Francis looks at his role as a loving father and a reflection of God's tenderness, which allows us to feel loved and welcomed in all our weaknesses.
Publish date: 2022 - 1 - 19


 
Pope Francis: Work is not only a means of earning a living: it is also a place where we express ourselves, feel useful

In his catechesis at the General Audience focusing on Saint Joseph, Pope Francis looks at Joseph's life as a worker, and says the dignity of labour is essential for our human development and our growth in holiness.
Publish date: 2022 - 1 - 12


 
Pope Francis: Fathers are not born, but made

At the weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on the fatherhood of St. Joseph, and prays that all children might enjoy the bond of paternal love, even if through the praiseworthy practice of adoption.
Publish date: 2022 - 1 - 5


 
Pope Francis: A persecuted and courageous migrant

At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on the courage of St. Joseph in rescuing Jesus from the massacre of Bethlehem, and urges Christians to live that courage in our everyday lives.
Publish date: 2021 - 12 - 29


 
Pope Francis: Jesus is the foundation of our joy

At the Wednesday General Audience ahead of Christmas, Pope Francis reflects on the birth of Jesus, and says the event is a reminder that we are loved first by God without any merit of our own.
Publish date: 2021 - 12 - 22


 
Pope Francis: Joseph’s silence is not muteness

In his catechesis at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on St Joseph’s silence in the Gospel.
Publish date: 2021 - 12 - 15


 
Pope Francis: Let us not lose heart, no one who asked for Mary’s help has ever been abandoned!

(Vatican News) Pope Francis addressed the faithful on the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and urged them to be like Mary in her humility, and therefore closeness to God. Addressing the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square for the Angelus on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed […]
Publish date: 2021 - 12 - 9


 
Pope Francis: When God intervened “unexpectedly” in their lives

Continuing his catechesis on St Joseph, Pope Francis offered engaged couples a reflection on moving beyond the ‘enchantment’ that comes with falling in love, toward a mature love that can stand the test of time.
Publish date: 2021 - 12 - 1


 
Pope Francis: Joseph, the Guardian of the Church

Pope Francis continues his catechesis series on St. Joseph at the Wednesday General Audience, and says that Joseph shows that even those who appear on the margins of society have a special role in God’s plan of salvation.
Publish date: 2021 - 11 - 24


 
Pope Francis: Jesus goes out to search for sinners, but also those who have done no evil but have suffered it: the sick, the hungry, the poor, the least

Following his catechesis on St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis begins a new series of reflections on St Joseph as an example and a witness for our times.
Publish date: 2021 - 11 - 17


 
Pope Francis: Christian freedom

Pope Francis concludes his General Audience catechetical series on the Letter to the Galatians highlighting how the Apostle Paul teaches that "the fulfillment of the true Law is found in this life of the Spirit given to us by Jesus." And the life of the Spirit "can only be lived in freedom".
Publish date: 2021 - 11 - 10


 
Pope Francis: To believe in Jesus means to follow Him

Continuing his catechesis on St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, Pope Francis explains what it means “to walk in the Spirit.”
Publish date: 2021 - 11 - 3


 
Pope Francis: People still seek religious security rather than the living and true God

At the General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis reflects on the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
Publish date: 2021 - 10 - 27


 
Pope Francis: True freedom is fully expressed in love

At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis continues his catechesis on St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, emphasising that Christian freedom is expressed in serving others.
Publish date: 2021 - 10 - 20


 
Pope Francis: Christian freedom “does not enter into conflict with cultures or with the traditions we have received,”

Pope Francis says that, freed by grace and love, Christianity is able to welcome every people and culture, and in turn opens peoples and cultures to greater freedom.
Publish date: 2021 - 10 - 13


 
Pope Francis: Freedom is a gift given to us in baptism

In his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis continues his reflection on St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, exploring the concept Christian freedom and how Christ, the Truth, achieved it in His supreme act of love on the Cross.
Publish date: 2021 - 10 - 6


 
Pope Francis: The justification wrought by God, therefore, allows us to recuperate the innocence lost through sin

At the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis tackles the question of justification as he resumes his catechesis on St Paul’s Letter to the Galatians.
Publish date: 2021 - 9 - 29


 
Pope Francis: To feel the peace and the joy that the Lord gives us

At his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis reflects on last week’s Apostolic Journey to Budapest and Slovakia, calling it a pilgrimage to the roots of prayer and hope.
Publish date: 2021 - 9 - 22


 
Pope Francis: Mary’s faith as a journey, a prophecy and as compassion

Celebrating his final Mass on Slovak soil near the National Marian Shrine of Šaštín on Wednesday, Pope Francis invites Slovaks to imitate Mary in her journey, her prophecy and her compassion.
Publish date: 2021 - 9 - 15