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Pope Francis blasts 'pagan' Christians as 'enemies of the cross'

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.”  

Hearing God's voice is hard if you're self-absorbed, Pope warns

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.

Men, women, and the power of marriage: Pope Francis to give key address

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.

Pope Francis: Our faith is based on Christ, not 'persuasive words'

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.

Mary the center of heavenly host, Pope says on All Saints Day

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.

Pope Francis approves new constitutions for Legionaries of Christ

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.

It's not the law that saves you – it's Christ, Pope reflects

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.

Vatican astronomer yawns at frenzy over Pope's Big Bang words

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.

The devil is no myth – he's real and we must fight him, Pope says

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.

Pope: Fighting for the poor doesn't make me Communist – it makes me Catholic

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.

The Church's mystery: it's both visible and spiritual, Pope says

Oct 29, 2014 - 09:12 am .- In his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke of the visible actions carried out by the Church, explaining that they are an expression of her deeper spiritual reality rooted in the two natures of Christ.

Are you Catholic? Then stay in the Church, Pope says

Oct 28, 2014 - 10:58 am .- Pope Francis said that those waiting at the threshold of the Church without going inside are not true members of the Church which Jesus established and on whom it is built.

Asia Bibi to Pope Francis: Pray for me, your daughter

Oct 28, 2014 - 10:09 am .- A Catholic woman condemned to death in Pakistan for allegedly violating the country's blasphemy law has asked Pope Francis for his prayers, saying that she trusts in God’s plan for her life.  

Francis inaugurates bust of Benedict, emphasizes unity of faith, science

Oct 27, 2014 - 12:46 pm .- Addressing the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Monday, Pope Francis unveiled a bust of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, lauding his predecessor, and stressed the uniqueness of humanity among the created world.  

You are hurting the Church if you're lukewarm, Pope Francis warns

Oct 27, 2014 - 10:14 am .- In his homily for Mass celebrated at the Santa Marta residence Monday Pope Francis warned against the harm of “lukewarm” Christianity, calling on faithful instead to be “children of light.”

'What is being proposed is not marriage' – Pope calls for defense of family

Oct 26, 2014 - 12:52 pm .- In an audience with members of an international Marian movement, Pope Francis warned that the sacrament of marriage has been reduced to a mere association, and urged participants to be witnesses in a secular world.  

Pope Francis: God's image is revealed in the face of our brothers

Oct 26, 2014 - 06:36 am .- The message Pope Francis sent during his Sunday Angelus address was that love of God and neighbor are inseparably united, and that we see God’s face most clearly in the weak and vulnerable.

Beyond economics, youth unemployment a 'problem of dignity,' Pope says

Oct 25, 2014 - 09:20 am .- Pope Francis has sent a message to young people affected by the “culture of waste,” calling on them to spread the hope of the Gospel amid these times of uncertainty.  

Pope calls Christians to be 'living stones' of the Church

Oct 24, 2014 - 04:23 pm .- In his homily for Mass at the Santa Marta residence on Oct. 24, Pope Francis reflected on the call of Christians to perpetuate unity in the Church by being “living stones” built upon the “cornerstone of Christ.”  

How do we praise God? Pray like Saint Paul, Pope Francis says

Oct 23, 2014 - 05:57 am .- In his homily on Thursday, Pope Francis said no one has the strength to be a Christian without the Holy Spirit, and encouraged attendees to imitate St. Paul in praying with praise and adoration.

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