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Pope Francis: our faith is 'not an ornament'

Jan 15, 2014 - 06:09 am .- During his general audience, Pope Francis continued his reflections on the Sacrament of Baptism, emphasizing that we are called to use the grace we receive in order to become “missionary disciples.”

'Faith can do everything,' reflects Pope

Jan 10, 2014 - 05:06 am .- During his daily Mass Pope Francis spoke on the virtue of faith, stating that all things are possible with this virtue as long as we both confess our Faith, and entrust ourselves to God.

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.”

Faith desires to 'change the world,' Pope Francis says

Jan 3, 2014 - 10:38 am .- Pope Francis celebrated Mass Jan. 3 in thanksgiving for the Jesuit saint Peter Faber, praising his “lofty desires” to be centered in God and to evangelize at the “peripheries.”

We share in Mary's 'journey of faith,' says Pope

Jan 1, 2014 - 05:12 am .- Pope Francis’ homily for the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God emphasized Mary's path of faith and hope as an example for all Christians.

English bishops aim to harvest fruits from Year of Faith

Dec 4, 2013 - 02:22 am .- Two Catholic bishops in England – Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury and Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth – have written to their flocks announcing plans to continue deepening the experience of the recently concluded Year of Faith.

Pope Francis warns faithful not to be 'rosewater Christians'

Oct 24, 2013 - 08:40 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis focused on the fact that we have been “re-created” in Christ, urging those in attendance to take their faith seriously, rather than committing halfway.

Pope warns against 'Jonah syndrome' of the pharisees

Oct 14, 2013 - 09:26 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis examined Christ's interaction with the pharisees in the day's Gospel reading, stressing that pious works without love are empty.

Faith shines light on truth and reason, archbishop says

Sep 20, 2013 - 04:13 am .- At a recent talk on Pope Francis' encyclical “Lumen Fidei,” Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore emphasized that faith is not opposed to reason, but rather is necessary for understanding truth.

Proclaim fullness of Gospel, Pope teaches in interview

Sep 19, 2013 - 05:34 pm .- In a new wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis called for Christians to “heal wounds” in society by sharing the entirety of the Church’s message, offering the proper context for its spiritual and moral teaching.

Bishop: Catholics must adjust to cultural bias against faith

Sep 10, 2013 - 02:08 am .- Bishop Thomas J. Papropcki of Springfield, Ill., said that Catholics should be aware of an “unconscious hatred for the faith” as they seek to interact with the modern culture.  

Argentine bishop: weak faith life has caused marriage crisis

Sep 5, 2013 - 04:04 pm .- Archbishop Andres Stanovnik of Corrientes has said Argentines need to return to living their faith, because a weak faith life has led to a crisis in marriage and to a lack of respect for human life.

Thai Catholics encouraged to imitate Virgin Mary's faith life

Aug 17, 2013 - 05:06 pm .- Mary is a perfect model for Christians, who should imitate their Blessed Mother and learn from her, said a Thai bishop on the feast of the Assumption of Mary in Bangkok. 

Friar lauds indulgence as a way to connect with St. Francis

Aug 2, 2013 - 04:48 pm .- Today's feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Porziuncola and its associated indulgence is a way to focus on the importance of Mary and the Franciscan tradition in the Church, a friar explained.

Vatican analyst: encyclical is bridge between two Popes

Jul 12, 2013 - 01:07 pm .- The director of L’Osservatore Romano, Giovanni Maria Vian, said Pope Francis’ encyclical “Lumen Fidei” could be considered a “bridge” between two successors of St. Peter.

Bishop says Pope Francis' influence seen throughout encyclical

Jul 10, 2013 - 11:59 am .- Bishop Juan A. Reig Pla of the Spanish diocese Alcala de Henares said that the thought of Pope Francis is evident throughout his recent encyclical.

Arizona parish finds hope in wake of tragedies

Jul 10, 2013 - 06:06 am .- As the city of Prescott, Ariz. grieves the loss of nineteen elite firefighters, Sacred Heart Catholic Parish is also coping with the “whirlwind” of the past few weeks.

Light of faith will illuminate the world, encyclical teaches

Jul 6, 2013 - 08:28 am .- The theme of light is pivotal in the first Church encyclical written by “four hands.”

In encyclical, Pope says 'light of faith' must transform lives

Jul 5, 2013 - 05:04 pm .- In his first encyclical, “Lumen Fidei,” or “The Light of Faith,” Pope Francis highlighted the need to let Christ’s love transform and renew our lives, so that we may transmit our faith to the world.  

Vatican archbishop: encyclical offers insight into Francis' style

Jul 5, 2013 - 01:28 pm .- A Vatican archbishop believes that the first encyclical issued by Pope Francis provides an “introduction” to the Pontiff’s teaching and pastoral style.  

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