Pope to Young People: Get Back Up on Your Feet

April 25, 2016

April 24, 2016 -- Remember that God is always your friend, even when you let Him down. Therefore, don’t worry if you’ve fallen, get back up and start fresh.

Bishop Robert Barron: St. Anselm and Polishing the Diamonds

April 25, 2016

April 22, 2016 -- There is a regrettable interpretation of the cross that has, unfortunately, infected the minds of many Christians. This is the view that the bloody sacrifice of the Son on the cross was “satisfying” to the Father, and appeasement of a God infinitely angry at sinful humanity. In this reading, the crucified Jesus is like a child hurled into the fiery mouth of a pagan divinity in order to assuage its wrath.

Pope’s Morning Homily: We Must Memorize God’s Beautiful Deeds in Our Lives

April 25, 2016

April 21, 2016 -- Pope Francis During Todays Mass in Santa Marta. We must memorize the beautiful deeds God has worked in our lives.

Pope’s Homily to New Priests on 53rd World Day of Prayer for Vocations

April 18, 2016

April 17, 2017 -- Below is a translation of Pope Francis’ homily today, the fourth Sunday of Easter and the 53nd World Day of Pray for the Vocations’s Mass, at this morning’s Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Consider If God Is Calling You to a Vocation, Pope Suggests

April 18, 2016

April 17, 2016 -- “And to you young people, boys and girls, that are in the piazza: Think about if you believe the Lord is calling you to consecrate your life to His service, be it in the priesthood, or in consecrated life.”

Concluding Lesbos Trip, Pope Francis Brings Back 12 Refugees to Vatican

April 18, 2016

April 16, 2016 -- Pope Francis has concluded his day trip to the Greek island of Lesbos and has concretely showed solidarity to refugees not only through his discourses and by signing a joint declaration, but by bringing three refugee families with him to Rome.

Pope’s Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Released

April 11, 2016

April 8, 2016 -- Pope Francis’ widely anticipated post-synodal exhortation has been released.

Pope Presses for Greater Cooperation to End Human Trafficking

April 11, 2016

April 8, 2016 -- Pope Francis sent a message offering his support for a conference at the United Nations in New York discussing modern slavery and human trafficking. The conference (on April 7th) was organized by the Santa Marta Group and in his message to the participants the Pope encouraged them to strengthen the bonds of cooperation and communication which are essential for ending the suffering of the victims of those who are trafficked.

God’s Mercy in Action: Cardinal O’Malley Writes Pastoral Letter

April 11, 2016

April 7, 2016 -- On the occasion of Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated last weekend, Boston’s archbishop, Cardinal Seán O’Malley, published a pastoral letter titled, “God’s Mercy Runs to Meet Us.”

Pope: Gospel of Mercy Remains an Open Book

April 4, 2016

April 3, 2016 -- Many of Jesus’ works and signs are not recorded in the Gospel, St. John explains. And Pope Francis is inviting the faithful to continue writing “those pages of the Gospel,” which recount God’s continuous mercy.

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