Feb 19, 2017 - 01:21 pm .- The path to holiness and sainthood, Pope Francis said, requires imitating Christ by loving our enemies and praying for those who wrong us even when it is difficult.
Feb 15, 2017 - 04:59 am .- As children we are taught that bragging is bad, especially when we do it to people who have less than us, however, for Pope Francis, there is one thing we should never hesitate to flaunt to whoever we meet: our hope in Christ.
Feb 14, 2017 - 02:17 am .- In his preface for a book written by a survivor of clerical sex abuse, Pope Francis once again lamented the “monstrosity” of the act, calling the author, Daniel Pittet, courageous for his willingness to forgive his abuser and to share his story with the world.
Feb 9, 2017 - 08:40 am .- In a lengthy, unscripted dialogue with 140 male religious superiors, Pope Francis admitted that there is “corruption” inside the Vatican, but said that despite this, his secret to maintaining peace comes from St. Joseph and a strong prayer life.
Feb 8, 2017 - 05:16 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis made an urgent appeal for prayer on behalf for all suffering due to slavery and exploitation, pointing specifically to the minority Rohingya population of Myanmar, who have undergone violent persecution for years.
Feb 4, 2017 - 08:16 am .- In his newest prayer video Pope Francis focused on the poor and refugees, saying we shouldn’t be like immobile mannequin’s when faced with their needs, but must instead reach out and help.
Jan 24, 2017 - 03:21 am .- Following a school shooting in Monterrey, Mexico last week, the local archbishop offered his prayers and support.
Jan 23, 2017 - 11:24 am .- Religious leaders gathered in prayer for the country and the Trump administration on Saturday, continuing a decades-old tradition of national prayer at the start of a new presidential term.
Jan 23, 2017 - 07:41 am .- Frequently an outspoken critic against organized crime, Pope Francis again came out with harsh words for those involved in the mafia and other criminal activities, which he said are “stained with blood” and go directly against the faith.
Jan 18, 2017 - 04:10 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis said hope in salvation is what leads us to turn to the Lord in prayer, trusting in faith particularly in moments when we are faced with the fear generated by death or injury.
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Jan 5, 2017 - 01:30 pm .- The Catholic Church can be a force for healing race relations, said the U.S. bishops’ task force on racism and peace in a newly released report.
Jan 4, 2017 - 04:59 am .- While no words or gestures will ever be enough to comfort the pain experienced by those who have lost a child, Pope Francis said that God’s response to our tears is the offer of hope – hope in the promise of eternal life.
Jan 4, 2017 - 04:14 am .- After launching the first video series on his monthly prayer intentions last year, Pope Francis has decided to make some changes for 2017 by going back to an older system focusing on just one intention rather than two.
Dec 31, 2016 - 10:15 am .- During a prayer service for the close of 2016, Pope Francis said the arrival of a new year should serve as an opportunity to toss out attitudes of selfishness and exclusion, focusing instead on how to imitate God’s closeness to each person through his incarnation.
Dec 20, 2016 - 06:44 am .- What are being called two major acts of terrorism in just the past 24 hours have prompted Pope Francis to again beg for an even stronger commitment to putting such bloody attacks, which have marred many parts of the world over the past 18 months, to an end.
Dec 20, 2016 - 01:50 am .- After 12 people were killed when a truck rammed into crowds at a Berlin Christmas market, the German bishops have voiced their sorrow, and have invited people to join them in praying for the victims and their families.
Dec 12, 2016 - 05:20 am .- The day after an explosion at the Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo killed 25 people, mostly women and children, Pope Francis called the head of the Church to offer prayer, and to say they are united by the blood of their martyrs.
Dec 12, 2016 - 04:34 am .- When it comes to the many conflicts splintering different parts of the world, Pope Francis said the Christian response must be one of nonviolence, which isn’t passive, but active and has roots in a strong family life.
Dec 2, 2016 - 04:15 am .- In his latest prayer video, which highlights his prayer intention for the month of December, Pope Francis focused on putting an end to the phenomenon of child-soldiers, which he called a “form of slavery.”