Pope Wraps Up Audience Series on Works of Mercy: “Mercy Continues and We Must Exercise It”

November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016 -- Pope Francis today concluded his series of catecheses on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, which he began during the Jubilee year, focusing on the corporal work of burying the dead and the spiritual work of praying for the living and the deceased.

Where Is My Life Headed, Pope Invites Us to Ask

November 14, 2016

November 13, 2016 -- Where do I look for security? This is the question posed by today’s liturgy, Pope Francis said as he celebrated Mass this morning in St. Peter’s Basilica during the jubilee for the socially excluded.

Pope: What Do All the Saints Have in Common? Genuine Happiness

November 1, 2016

November 1, 2016 -- Wrapping up his quick trip to Sweden, the Pope celebrated Mass today for the small Catholic community of the nation, noting that today’s celebration of All Saints reminds us that sanctity is the secret to authentic happiness.

Pope’s Address to John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family

October 28, 2016

October 28, 2016 -- On Thursday, Pope Francis received in audience members of the Academic Community of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family, on the occasion of the opening of the new Academic Year.

Pope Speaks About What ‘Pains God’s Heart’ at Morning Mass

October 17, 2016

October 17, 2016 -- God is seeking us…Are we allowing Him to visit us? To seek us and give us love and happiness?

Pope’s 2013 Letter on Beatification of Father Brochero

October 16, 2016

October 16, 2016 -- In light of today’s canonization of Father José Brochero, we publish here Pope Francis’ letter to the bishops of Argentina on the occasion of Father Brochero’s beatification, from September of 2013.

Pope: No to Worldliness! You Cannot Have Two Masters

September 18, 2016

September 18, 2016 -- Pope Francis warned against this during his Angelus address in St. Peter’s Square, as he reminded the faithful that Jesus, in today’s Gospel according to St. Luke, said we cannot have two masters.

Pope’s Address to New Bishops

September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016 -- Today Pope Francis received in audience the participants in an annual course of formation for new bishops, organized jointly by the Congregation for Bishops and the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.

It’s Official: ‘Saint’ Mother Teresa

September 4, 2016

September 4, 2016 -- “I think, perhaps, we may have some difficulty in calling her “Saint Teresa”: her holiness is so near to us, so tender and so fruitful that we continual to spontaneously call her ‘Mother Teresa.'”

Pope: Elbowing Through Life Gets You Nowhere; God’s Rewards Are Greater Anyway

August 28, 2016

August 28, 2016 -- Pope Francis today warned against seeking the best places in life, even elbowing neighbors out of the way, and reminded that in any case, “God pays a lot more than man! He gives us a place much more beautiful than any given us by man.”

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