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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.

Pope Francis: Use intelligence to understand signs of the times

Nov 29, 2013 - 09:41 am .- During his daily Mass, Pope Francis spoke of the importance of man's intellect in understanding the Lord, and cautioned those present against “restricted” thought which keeps us focused on ourselves.

End times will bring greater persecution to Christians, Pope says

Nov 28, 2013 - 10:34 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the end times, saying that faith will be increasingly pushed out of the public square and that persecution of Christians is a “prophecy” of what is to come.

Pope: adoration 'most important point' of faith communities

Nov 22, 2013 - 10:56 am .- In his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on the many reasons that we gather together to pray, noting that of all of these, the praise and worship of God should take priority over everything else.

Pope: Sacrament of Confession is not a 'torture chamber'

Oct 25, 2013 - 08:39 am .- During his daily Mass Pope Francis centered his homily on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, stressing that sin is an everyday struggle which requires accountability through “face-to-face” contact.

Attachment to money is a sickness, Pope Francis says

Oct 21, 2013 - 07:58 am .- During his daily mass homily Pope Francis warned those in attendance against the idolatry present in greedy hearts, stressing that the Lord gives us our gifts for the betterment of the world.

Elderly priests, sisters are 'true shrines of holiness,' Pope says

Oct 18, 2013 - 09:00 am .- During his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on various biblical figures who experienced difficulty in their old age, and encouraged those present not to forget the elderly.

Real prayer is always insistent, courageous, Pope Francis notes

Oct 10, 2013 - 05:13 am .- During his daily Mass homily, Pope Francis reflected that authentic prayer involves knocking “at the heart” of God with a strong, unwavering faith that he will respond.

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December 19, 2014

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First Reading:: Judg 13: 2-7, 24-25A
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