Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

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: Our Father is a short but bold prayer”full of “filial trust

(CNA) Pope Francis gave an Advent reminder Wednesday that faith should not be just a “decorative” addition to daily life by pointing to how the ‘Our Father’ prayer embodies the essence of life itself.
Publish date: 2018 - 12 - 12

Pope Francis: The lack of faith is an obstacle to God’s grace

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Sunday that God always surprises people with the way he works, and because of this, believers should be open to the Lord's way of thinking and acting, rather than expecting him to conform to their aspirations.
Publish date: 2018 - 7 - 12

Pope Francis: Sin and death is never the last word for Jesus

(CNA/EWTN News) Catholics have no reason to fear death, because Christ the Lord has power over death; instead, they should fear sin, which hardens and kills the soul, Pope Francis said Sunday.
Publish date: 2018 - 7 - 5

Ask Fr Francis – Faith and Love

Fr Francis will address questions about the importance of faith and love.
Publish date: 2018 - 6 - 30

Pope Francis: Making the sign of the cross makes the Christian way of facing life visible

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said that to make the sign of the cross is to mark ourselves as Christians, and that it is something we should do often to remind ourselves that we belong to God.
Publish date: 2018 - 4 - 19

Do we see what he sees?

To see - with eyes of the intellect or eyes of the heart?
Publish date: 2018 - 4 - 1

Pope Francis: Christians always look forward to the future, which is a constant concern of God’s providence

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said Christians are never bored or hopeless, but know how to wait patiently – even when life is hard, monotonous or unclear – with the knowledge that after the darkness, there is always light. “The Christian was not made for boredom, but for patience,” the Pope said October 11. […]
Publish date: 2017 - 10 - 11

What can we learn from the teaching of “repaying good for evil” ?

Free ourselves from taking revenge and we merit God's blessings as His children in perfection
Publish date: 2017 - 10 - 8

Justification Is Never a Legalistic Endeavor

Justification is not a human pursuit, it’s divine mercy.
Publish date: 2017 - 10 - 1

Jesus, the Master Story-Teller

Of all the parables of Jesus, I find the parable of the laborers in the vineyard particularly intriguing and thought-provoking. The story never fails to elicit strong reactions from its listeners that include disbelief, protest, or even outright anger. But once properly understood, its reward for those who care to really listen is the consolation […]
Publish date: 2017 - 9 - 24

Faith is a gift, an immense privilege of belief

“Each believer is thus a link in the great chain of believers”
Publish date: 2017 - 8 - 27

Ask Fr. Francis – Does “having a lot of faith” mean doing a lot of volunteer work and donating money to the church?

Does having a lot of faith mean doing a lot of volunteer work and donate money to the church?
Publish date: 2017 - 7 - 8

Pope Francis: Christian hope is rooted in Christ’s promise to never leave us

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said Christian hope, rather than coming from the empty promises of other human beings, is rooted in Christ’s promise to never leave us, and to stay by our side until the end of time.
Publish date: 2017 - 4 - 27

Pope Francis: Hope is not based on human reassurance, but rooted in faith

(CNA/EWTN News) During his main address to pilgrims, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the theme of hope, drawing attention to the close connection that exists between the virtue of hope and the virtue of faith.
Publish date: 2017 - 3 - 30

Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land: Sea of Galilee

The area surrounding the Sea of Galilee offers incredible scenery, and that is where Jesus chose to start his ministry. Little-Known Facts about the Holy Land, a new segment of Fountain of Grace, takes you to first-century Galilee, as well as reflect upon some significant events Jesus experienced with his apostles.
Publish date: 2017 - 3 - 4

Pope Francis: Trusting in God means to enter into his designs without demanding anything

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said having total faith and trust in God means recognizing that he always knows and wants what is best for us, even if it’s hard to accept because it doesn’t align with our own plans.
Publish date: 2017 - 1 - 26

Pope Francis: The world desperately needs hope, and we are the messengers

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis Wednesday spoke about the hope that Child Jesus brings at Christmas time, saying it is our duty to be the messengers who bring his message to the world – a world that is thirsting for goodness. “The message of the Good News entrusted to us is urgent,” he said December 14. […]
Publish date: 2016 - 12 - 15

Be steadfast in our faith

We have Jesus' promise that if we persevere and endure trials and sufferings to follow His way, "you will gain your souls" (Gospel reading, Luke 21:19)
Publish date: 2016 - 11 - 13

Pope Francis: Have courage to go to God and ask forgiveness, then move forward with courage

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis stressed the importance of having the courage to recognize our sins and ask God for forgiveness, moving forward rather than getting stuck in feelings of shame and rejection. “How many times do we feel rejected internally because of our sins!” the Pope said August 31, noting that what the Lord tells us in these moments is “have courage, come. For me you are not discarded, have courage.”
Publish date: 2016 - 9 - 1

Through the Eyes of Faith

“Men and women can accomplish no more important act in their lives than the act of faith” because “it is here that freedom reaches the certainty of truth and chooses to live in that truth” (Fides et Ratio, n.13).
Publish date: 2016 - 8 - 7

The victim has been redeemed

Peace can be found in hurt through healing.
Publish date: 2016 - 1 - 28

Do we trust that God will provide?

There’s a famous story of Mother Teresa and a visiting priest, Fr. John Kavanaugh, S.J. Fr. Kavanaugh traveled to India to spend a year in prayerful and humble service, and chose to work in The House of the Dying in Calcutta.
Publish date: 2016 - 1 - 14