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Pope’s Morning Homily: You Can’t Follow Jesus Standing Still

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.

Pope: ‘A Society Without Mothers Is Not Just One That’s Cold, But Has Lost Its Heart’

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.

Why Marriage Prep Needs to Start in Pre-School

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.

Pope at Audience: Never Lose Hope … Never

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. 

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.

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