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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.

Pope Francis: prayer is not simply saying words 'like a parrot'

Oct 8, 2013 - 09:34 am .- In his daily Mass, Pope Francis touched on the importance of prayer and forgiveness in the life of a Christian, warning against common attitudes which “close the door” to God.

Charity without meekness and humility is sterile, Pope reflects

Oct 1, 2013 - 08:54 am .- On the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, Pope Francis praised the saint for her exemplary humility and meekness, praying that the council of cardinals would emulate her virtue in their upcoming meetings.

Peace requires tenacious, intelligent dialogue, Pope says

Sep 30, 2013 - 10:50 am .- During his morning homily, the Pope Francis spoke to religious leaders of various faith traditions, saying that fostering peace is a responsibility which can only be attained through dialogue.

True Christians bear humiliation with 'joy and patience,' says Pope

Sep 27, 2013 - 06:54 am .- During his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the nature of what it means to be a Christian, saying that an authentic follower of Christ is able to endure difficulties with a positive attitude.

Pope Francis: sacrament of the Eucharist is not a 'magic rite'

Sep 24, 2013 - 08:13 am .- During his daily homily, Pope Francis gave special emphasis to the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, saying that it is not magical act, but an encounter with the living God.

Gossip is a form of murder, Pope Francis reflects

Sep 14, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- During his morning Mass homily in Santa Marta, Pope Francis focused on the topic of gossip – saying that when we participate in this sin, we imitate Cain's gesture in killing his brother Abel.

Pope Francis: all men are called to the joy of fatherhood

Jun 26, 2013 - 01:22 pm .- Whether spiritual or physical, fatherhood is the calling of all men, Pope Francis said at his homily for daily Mass at the Saint Martha House in the Vatican.

Pope: Christians called to proclaim Christ even unto death

Jun 24, 2013 - 11:30 am .- At his daily Mass at Saint Martha House, Pope Francis said the Church lives to announce Christ to the point of martyrdom, following the example of Saint John the Baptist.

'Hypocrisy in the Church makes all of us bad,' says Pope

Jun 19, 2013 - 09:20 am .- Pope Francis warned two Vatican offices attending his morning Mass against being hypocrites, stating it makes everyone “bad.”

Examine what prevents intimacy with Christ, Pope says

May 29, 2013 - 12:06 am .- The faithful need to examine their lives to find the “riches” that prevent them from “getting close to Jesus” like the young man who refuses to give his possessions to the poor in order to follow Christ.

Pope Francis urges Christians to not be 'museum pieces'

May 23, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- Pope Francis reflected May 23 on Jesus Christ's exhortation to be “salt of the earth,” warning that Christians who do not live their faith become “flavorless salt” and are fit to be museum pieces.

Pope says everyone can do good, regardless of belief

May 22, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- Every human person despite his or her beliefs can do good, and a sharing in good works is the prime place for encounter among those who disagree, Pope Francis said at his Mass today.

Courageous prayer leads to miracles, Pope reflects

May 20, 2013 - 11:35 am .- Pope Francis encouraged bold prayer and faithful trust in God during his homily at Mass today at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican.

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July 28, 2014

Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

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