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February 10, 2017
February 10, 2017 -- According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis warned against this during his homily at his morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta today, as he recalled how the devil tempted, in today’s first reading, both Adam and Eve, and in the Gospel, Jesus in the desert.
February 8, 2017
February 8, 2017 -- “Let’s pray to Saint Josephine Bakhita for all migrants and refugees who are exploited and suffer so much.” Pope Francis said this during his weekly General Audience today, Feb. 8, marking the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, which coincides with the feast day of Saint Josephine Bakhita.
January 20, 2017
January 20, 2017 -- God is ready to forgive and forget our sins. So let’s welcome His invitation to renew us….
January 13, 2017
January 13, 2017 -- According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis stressed this to faithful during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, as he reflected on the Gospel account of the paralytic who is lowered from the roof of the house where Jesus is teaching.
January 1, 2017
January 1, 2017 -- Pope Francis stressed this as he closed out 2016 and ushered in 2017 in the Vatican. On Saturday, the Holy Father presided over First Vespers on New Year's Eve with the recitation of the solemn Te Deum. On Sunday, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, and the World Day of Peace, Pope Francis celebrated his first Mass of 2017 in St. Peter’s Basilica. He then gave his traditional address before leading the faithful in the Angelus.
December 23, 2016
DECEMBER 23, 2016 – Marriage preparation classes obviously aren’t suited for pre-schoolers, and yet the concepts that lead to a successful, happy and holy marriage, need to start in pre-school or even younger.
December 8, 2016
December 7, 2016 -- Pope Francis stressed this during this morning’s General Audience in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, as began a new series of catecheses on the theme of Christian hope.
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.
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.
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.