Nov 12, 2014 - 04:56 am .- In his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke on the qualities needed to be a true minister of God, saying that those who are ordained should never be “authoritative,” but rather humble and merciful.
Nov 11, 2014 - 09:34 am .- In his homily on Tuesday Pope Francis said that Jesus’ service to others has no boundaries, and warned of those who put limits on how much they give because they are lazy, or want to control the situation.
Nov 10, 2014 - 05:03 pm .- The latest round of major appointments to top positions in the Vatican hierarchy shows that change is afoot as Pope Francis puts his stamp on the Roman Curia.
Nov 10, 2014 - 02:10 pm .- In responding to crises faced by modern families, the Church must work to restore hope and confidence that the call of the Gospel can be lived out, the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference said.
Nov 10, 2014 - 12:29 pm .- In a message to Pope Francis on Monday, the U.S. bishops vowed fidelity to the Holy See and voiced hope that Pope Francis will attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year.
Nov 10, 2014 - 11:09 am .- A Christian who causes scandal destroys the faith and a Christian who does not forgive causes scandal – but it is only through the gift of faith that these challenges can be overcome, Pope Francis said.
Nov 8, 2014 - 01:18 pm .- Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes for a 12-year-old Italian boy who died late 1970s as well as seven other men and women, recognizing all for their “heroic virtue.”
Nov 8, 2014 - 12:06 pm .- In a meeting with members of the Italian Adult Catholic Scouting Movement, Pope Francis stressed the “educative mission” of the family, noting how every vocation is rooted in this fundamental relationship.
Nov 8, 2014 - 08:08 am .- After six years serving as prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, Cardinal Raymond Burke has been appointed as patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
Nov 7, 2014 - 01:22 pm .- Addressing the bishops from the southeast African nation of Malawi on Thursday, Pope Francis noted his gratitude to their people for their commitment to family and solidarity.
Nov 7, 2014 - 10:13 am .- In his daily homily for Mass at the Santa Marta residence, Pope Francis urged the faithful against living as lukewarm pagans who are merely Christian in name, for these are “enemies of the Cross.”
Nov 4, 2014 - 07:09 am .- In his homily on Tuesday Pope Francis cautioned not to be too self-reliant, saying that this attitude can lead to a self-centered egoism that is afraid of God and refuses to hear or accept his generosity.
Nov 3, 2014 - 01:57 pm .- Later this month Pope Francis will meet with intellectuals and inter-religious faith leaders from around the world to examine the relationship between man and woman in marriage as the basis of society.
Nov 3, 2014 - 11:43 am .- The “rock” of our faith is not found in “wise and persuasive words,” Pope Francis said, but rather in the “living word” which is Christ's death and resurrection.
Nov 1, 2014 - 12:09 pm .- In his Angelus address for the solemnity of All Saints, Pope Francis said that it is a joy to have a spiritual family living in eternity, and stressed that Mary is the first of the saints who guides us to her son.
Nov 1, 2014 - 05:21 am .- After four years of drafts and adjustments, the troubled Legion of Christ has announced that its new constitutions have been approved by Pope Francis.
Oct 31, 2014 - 01:34 pm .- Christians who cling to the law and not to love are like the hypocrite Pharisees in the Gospel, Pope Francis said in today’s homily.
Oct 30, 2014 - 03:26 pm .- A leading Vatican astronomer said that although some see Pope Francis' recent words on the Big Bang as signifying a change in the Church's stance on the issue, the pontiff in fact said nothing new.
Oct 30, 2014 - 08:53 am .- In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis said that the devil is more than and an idea, and in order to fight him we must follow St. Paul’s instructions and put on the armor of God which protects us.
Oct 29, 2014 - 12:21 pm .- Pope Francis spoke out against oppression of the poor due to greed and warned again of the growing presence of a “globalization of indifference” – a warning, he said, which has wrongly type-casted him.