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Have we “resurrected” too?

Many years ago, I was puzzled by the mystery of the Incarnation, not of its credibility, but the manner in which Jesus became man. It was later I learned that God chooses to come to us in silence, humility and hardships. But then, a bigger puzzle follows – the mystery of the Resurrection. If salvation is to be attained through the way of the Cross [...]

Pope Francis: In fatigue, prayer is relief, trust, comfort

(CNA) Jesus’ glory is not found in the acclaim or applause of the world, but in the act of suffering and dying out of love – the same love demanded of everyone, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]

Judging is Wrong, Sometimes Right

Two stories: First, aboard the papal plane in 2013, Pope Francis said, in reference to the gay lobby in the Vatican, “You must distinguish between the fact of a person being gay and the fact of someone forming a lobby, because not all lobbies are good. This one is not good. If someone is gay and is searching for the Lord and has good will, then who [...]

“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” (Luke 19:38)

Jesus went up to Jerusalem voluntarily, knowing well that He would die a violent death there [...]

Pope Francis: We always remain children who owe everything to the Father

(CNA) Pope Francis warned Wednesday that pride is the most dangerous attitude in the Christian life, pointing out that even the holiest of people have received everything from God. [...]

Pope Francis: Serving hope, in a time like ours, means building bridges between civilizations

(CNA) Reflecting upon his recent apostolic journey to Morocco, Pope Francis said Wednesday that God desires a greater sense of fraternity among Catholics and Muslims as “brother children of Abraham.” [...]

Conversion of the Heart

Our sins cannot be blotted out by the letter of the law but only by God’s mercy; true conversion of the heart is rooted in faith. [...]

The Greatest Story Ever Told

What is the greatest story ever told? Nothing can compare to the love story of this Sunday’s reading – the Tale of the Prodigal son. [...]

Pope Francis: The bread that the Christian asks for in prayer is not “mine” but “our” bread

(CNA) The ‘daily bread’ asked of God in the ‘Our Father’ is for everyone, and Christians will be judged by how well they shared their gifts with those in need, Pope Francis said Wednesday. [...]

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 [...]