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Repent or Perish

Repent or perish (Lk 13:5). Jesus meant every word he said. [...]

Pope Francis: Our Father is the prayer of children who know the heart of their father

(CNA) To pray is to believe in God’s power to replace the evil in the world with goodness, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. [...]

“The appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white” (Luke 9:28)

Pope Francis encouraged us to climb up with Jesus on the mountain, to be more attentive to the voice of God and to allow oneself to be enveloped and transformed by the Spirit. [...]

Pope Francis: The interior life, faith in God, and the certainty of God’s love are remedies for temptations

(CNA) Pope Francis said Sunday that the nine Spanish seminarian martyrs beatified this weekend provide a witness to priests and bishops to remain pure and generous. [...]

Our own forty days in the desert

If the genealogy of Jesus in Luke’s Gospel, which begins from His human origin “He was the son, as was thought of Joseph . . .” (Lk 3:23), is meant to underscore His human background; the temptations in today’s Gospel reading further prove the reality of His human nature – “He had to become like His brothers in every way. . . because [...]

Pope Francis: Fasting frees us from attachment to things and from the worldliness that numbs the heart

It is time 'to stop, to focus on what is essential, to fast from the unnecessary things' Fasting from food or other things during Lent is a chance for Catholics to reorient their material attachments, Pope Francis said on Ash Wednesday, as he urged people to slow down and turn to Christ during the penitential season. [...]

Our own forty days in the desert

Temptations are like litmus papers, revealing the depth of our faith and love in God. [...]

Caught with Our Foot in Our Mouth

For it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks” (Lk 6:45) [...]

Pope Francis: The first step in Christian prayer is the surrender of ourselves to God

(CNA) Pope Francis said Wednesday that evil is limited compared to the expanding force of God’s holiness in the world. [...]

Forgive and You Will Be Forgiven (Luke 6:37)

I remain hopeful that God would be able to win over her heart and turn it from a heart of judgement and condemnation to a heart of mercy and forgiveness. [...]

Pope Francis: You are a beloved child of God, nothing in life that can extinguish his love for you

(CNA) Despite the best efforts of human beings, it is only God the Father who will never fall short in loving his children, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]

St. Luke’s version of the Beatitudes

If we live like Jesus, St. Luke assures us that we will “rejoice in that day” when He will come again, we will “leap for joy” for “surely [our] reward is great in heaven” (Luke 6:23). [...]

Pope Francis: There is no room for individualism in dialogue with God

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that one’s prayer should always be a dialogue with God with charitable consideration for others’ needs. [...]

The Christian call to holiness

Every vocation is a commitment to love. [...]

Pope Francis: The dialogue between Christianity and Islam is a decisive factor for peace in today’s world

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that his recent trip to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates was a step forward in Catholic-Muslim dialogue and promoting peace among religions. [...]

Where do I come from? Where am I going? What is my purpose? Who am I?

The Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), concluded in 2015, has begun an arduous but genuine healing of Canada’s relationship with the first peoples of the land by first, acknowledging the brutal wounds left by colonization, and paved ways for more open and candid dialogue, not only between the Canadian Government and [...]

Pope Francis: Way of the Cross is the school of Christian life

(CNA/EWTN News) Everyone should pray the Stations of the Cross, Pope Francis said Wednesday, revealing that he always has with him a pocket-size book of “Via Crucis” meditations to pray with when he has a spare moment. [...]

Discovering Who We Are

Do we know who we are? Can we recognize our own identity, or do we define it from our culture and society? [...]

Pope Francis: To serve the Lord means to listen and practice His word

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis launched an app Sunday called “Click to Pray,” which connects Catholics to a global network to share prayer intentions via their smartphones. [...]

A Love Story Like No Other

A great mystery indeed is this marriage of heaven and earth. [...]

Pope Francis: To pray well, we must get to have a child’s heart

(CNA/EWTN News).- God the Father will always be there for his beloved children, Pope Francis said Wednesday, with a reminder that the unconditional love of God is not limited by our own sense of guilt or unworthiness. [...]

“You are my son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased” (Luke 3:22)

Let us follow St. Paul’s advice, strive to be transformed by faith and make it our goal in life that God will be well pleased in us His adopted children. [...]

Pope Francis: Prayer always transforms reality

(CNA/EWTN News) Persevere in prayer, remembering that God the Father is waiting to answer his children – even if the result is to change the person, not the circumstance, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. [...]

“We three kings of orient are . . .”

Let yourself be transformed by the good news [...]

Pope Francis: Turn to God in prayer, as a child turns to his or her father

(CNA/EWTN News) When praying, remember the words of Jesus when he taught the ‘Our Father,’ Pope Francis said Wednesday, meeting God as his beloved child and speaking from the heart. [...]