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Pope: Real prayer is courageous, frank dialogue with God

Apr 3, 2014 - 11:04 am .- During his daily Mass Pope Francis reflected on the prayer of Moses to God in the first reading, saying that true prayer should be like speaking to a friend – with boldness and without fear.

Pope: only the humble, marginalized 'obtain salvation'

Mar 24, 2014 - 07:34 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis dedicated his reflections to the virtue of humility, explaining that only the “outcasts” who recognize their need of God know what it means to be saved.

Pope Francis warns against the disguise of hypocrites

Mar 18, 2014 - 09:11 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis cautioned against those who appear to be holy but are in fact self-absorbed, explaining that Lent is a time a time of purification which allows us to grow closer to the Lord.

Path of self-denial brings joy, fruitfulness, Pope reflects

Mar 6, 2014 - 04:05 pm .- In his daily homily Pope Francis spoke of the Christian “style,” explaining that in order to be authentic, it must follow the path of Jesus in denying oneself, taking up the Cross, and practicing humility.

Pope: More martyrs exist today than in the early Church

Mar 4, 2014 - 02:56 pm .- In his daily homily Pope Francis called persecution a “reality” of Christian life, challenging faithful to take up the cross and noting that we are never given more than we can handle.

Pope prays that youth will respond freely to vocational call

Mar 3, 2014 - 12:04 pm .- In his daily homily Pope Francis said many youth are too attached to worldly things to answer God's call, and encouraged prayers for them to “empty” themselves in order to respond with generosity.

Pope: Inconsistency in our actions causes Church scandal

Feb 27, 2014 - 01:11 pm .- In his daily homily Pope Francis spoke of the harm done when Christians don't practice what they preach, noting that this incoherence leads others away from the Church and often brings scandal.

Be patient even in the midst of trials, Pope encourages

Feb 17, 2014 - 11:48 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis emphasized that God is not a “sorcerer” who does what we want, but rather has a plan that we should wait for with patience even when we face challenges.

A stationary Christian has a sickness of identity, Pope reflects

Feb 14, 2014 - 11:00 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis addressed the identity of a Christian, saying that the faithful must “go out” and “walk” as disciples that are astute and who announce the Gospel with joy.

Pope warns against a weakened faith that leads to idolatry

Feb 13, 2014 - 11:40 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis encouraged all present to pursue God rather than their own passions, noting how the Old Testament figure Solomon “lost his faith” to idolatry despite being wise.

Pope encourages faithful to be humble disciples of Christ

Feb 7, 2014 - 11:28 am .- In his daily Mass, Pope Francis spoke about the witness of John the Baptist from the Gospel, highlighting how the saint lived and died with humility and urging all to follow in his example.

Pope urges faithful to pray for the grace of dying in hope

Feb 6, 2014 - 11:32 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis reflected on the moment of our death, remarking on the beauty of dying in unity with the Church and inviting the faithful to reflect on what legacy they will leave behind.

Giving in to temptation dulls us to harm of sin, Pope warns

Jan 31, 2014 - 01:09 pm .- In his daily Mass, Pope Francis cautioned against the danger of when falling into temptation becomes habitual, saying that it dulls our ability to recognize sin and affects others in a negative way.

Be true witnesses rather than 'pure legalists,' Pope exhorts

Jan 14, 2014 - 10:50 am .- In his daily homily, Pope reflected on different models of Christian witness, cautioning the faithful against hypocrisy when they evangelize, and encouraging them to imitate Jesus.

Pope: Good priests have living relationship with Jesus Christ

Jan 11, 2014 - 10:44 am .- Pope Francis' homily on Saturday morning offered a strong exhortation to priests to remain faithful to their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Pope Francis: the path of 'humiliation' leads us to Jesus

Jan 7, 2014 - 10:08 am .- In his daily Mass homily Pope Francis touched on the importance of discerning what comes from God and what is false, emphasizing that the way of Jesus is always one of “humility.”

Value silence, encourages Pope

Dec 20, 2013 - 04:56 am .- Pope Francis reflected on in the importance of silence in his daily homily, noting that God’s plan of salvation always includes moments of mystery and quiet.

Humility is necessary for fruitfulness, emphasizes Pope

Dec 19, 2013 - 05:20 am .- Pope Francis focused his daily homily on the importance of acknowledging the need for God in our lives in order to be fruitful Christians.  

Pope prays for Church to be 'free of clericalism'

Dec 16, 2013 - 04:45 am .- In his daily homily preached in the Santa Marta chapel, Pope Francis emphasized the need for prophets in the Church in order to prevent a negative spirit of legalism from taking over.

Don't be 'allergic' to preaching the truth, Pope warns

Dec 13, 2013 - 10:02 am .- In his daily Mass, Pope Francis cautioned Christians not to be overly-critical of those who preach the Gospel, emphasizing that focusing too much on personal precepts keeps us from being happy.

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