Posts Tagged ‘hope’
 
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A Vision of Hope, Courage, and Trust

Jesus does not want us to merely exist or survive but desires us to thrive in God’s unconditional love
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 5


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Pope Francis: The gift of peace can only come as a gift from Jesus

(Vatican News) In his first General Audience following his Apostolic Visit, Pope Francis called for a round of applause for the people of Chile and Peru who he was able meet on his journey.
Publish date: 2018 - 1 - 24


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Pope Francis: Do you want peace? Then work for peace

(CNA/EWTN News) On his first full day in Chile, Pope Francis told Catholics in the country that the Beatitudes aren't just a simple piece of advice from someone who purports to know everything, but are a source of hope which impels people to leave their comfort zone and follow the path given by Jesus.
Publish date: 2018 - 1 - 17


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Pope Francis: At the moment of our death, Jesus will come and take us by the hand

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday, Pope Francis offered prayers for the more than 300 victims of a terrorist bombing in the African country of Somalia, one of the most lethal attacks to take place anywhere in the world in recent years.
Publish date: 2017 - 10 - 18


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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


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Pope Francis: Christians are called to open spaces for salvation

(CNA/EWTN News) True Christians are not sad or gloomy, but have the specific task of being bearers of hope, Pope Francis said Wednesday – and not only with their words, but with actions as simple as a smile or an act of charity.
Publish date: 2017 - 10 - 4


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Pope Francis: Hope is the push to welcome others, the desire to meet, to know, to dialogue

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke about the enemies of hope that often lead us into discouragement and melancholy, and urged Christians to fight these temptations with the power of prayer.
Publish date: 2017 - 9 - 28


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Pope Francis: Christians must be responsible for the world and for the life of every person

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday, Pope Francis expressed his closeness to the people of Mexico after they suffered a devastating earthquake September 19, asking for the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe for all those who have died or lost loved ones.
Publish date: 2017 - 9 - 20


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Pope Francis: Every vocation begins with an encounter with Jesus who gives us new joy and hope

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis told pilgrims to ignore gloomy people that drag others down, and stressed the need to maintain a healthy dose of the joy experienced in our first encounter with Christ, which he said must serve as a constant motivation to spread the good news.
Publish date: 2017 - 8 - 30


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Pope Francis: To be a Christian means a new perspective – a gaze full of hope

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday, Pope Francis said going through life downcast as if it has no meaning is not the attitude of a Christian, who has the assurance that even when things look grim, there is always new hope found in Christ.
Publish date: 2017 - 8 - 23


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Pope Francis: God forgives sins, because he wants the total, definitive freedom of man’s heart

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Church doesn't exist for people without faults, but for sinners in need of God's mercy – a point he often returns to – and lamented the fact that there are many Catholics who believe the opposite.
Publish date: 2017 - 8 - 9


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Pope Francis: To be a Christian means to look to the light and practice the profession of faith in the light

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said that to be a Christian means to have hope in the light of Christ, which we are filled with at our Baptism, even in the midst of difficulties or darkness.
Publish date: 2017 - 8 - 2


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Justice and Hope Go Hand-in-Hand

“... righteousness must be kind, and you have filled your children with good hope …” (Wisdom 12:18b-19)
Publish date: 2017 - 7 - 23


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Pope Francis: Our heavenly father is always there looking with love, and surely does not abandon us

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said that one of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith is that we have a God we are taught to call ‘Father’ – a father who never leaves us and who we can call on in prayer at any moment.
Publish date: 2017 - 6 - 8


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Pope Francis: A good Christian spreads hope – not bitterness

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit has the power to fill us with the hope of Christ, in turn making us Christians vessels that bring hope to others, rather than bitterness or desperation.
Publish date: 2017 - 6 - 1


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Pope Francis: Even in the worst moments, the Lord is there

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said that no matter what trials we might face, we have hope because Jesus is always by our side, just like he was for the disciples on the road to Emmaus.
Publish date: 2017 - 5 - 25


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Pope Francis: Mary Magdalene is an apostle of hope

(CNA/EWTN News) By calling Mary Magdalene by name after his resurrection, Jesus shows us just how personal his relationship with mankind is, Pope Francis said Wednesday, adding that after this intimate encounter, Mary then becomes an apostle of hope for the world, announcing the Lord’s rising.
Publish date: 2017 - 5 - 18


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Pope Francis: Egypt is a sign of hope

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis recalled his recent visit to Egypt, saying that given its rich biblical and cultural history, the country is a sign of hope, and has a special role to play in brokering peace in the Middle East.
Publish date: 2017 - 5 - 4


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St. Maximilian Kolbe – Love and Hope in Auschwitz

During the Second World War, St. Maximilian Kolbe was arrested by the German Gestapo and imprisoned in Auschwitz concentration camp. He volunteered to die for a fellow inmate. Fountain of Grace takes a look at how St. Maximilian Kolbe brought love and hope to those around him in the darkest place on earth.
Publish date: 2017 - 4 - 29


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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


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Pope Francis: Go into the tomb of our hearts and see how God is able to transform death into life

(CNA/EWTN News) As the Church jumps into the Easter season, Pope Francis on Wednesday offered a reflection on Christ’s Resurrection and the start of Christianity, saying it’s not about us and what we do, but what the Lord has done for us.
Publish date: 2017 - 4 - 20


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Pope Francis: The Crucified Christ is our source of hope

(CNA/EWTN News) As the Church this week reflects on Jesus’ crucifixion and death, Pope Francis said that it is the cross that gives us hope, and urged faithful to enter into the mystery of Christ’s death by contemplating the joy that comes from sacrifice.
Publish date: 2017 - 4 - 12


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Pope Francis: Be Christ’s visible signs on earth and show people the reason for our hope

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday, Pope Francis expressed his horror at a chemical weapon attack in the province of Idlib, Syria the previous day, also expressing his sorrow for the victims of an attack April 3 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Publish date: 2017 - 4 - 6


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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