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Pope's exercises highlight danger of worldly temptations

Mar 14, 2014 - 06:46 am .- During Pope Francis’ spiritual exercises, Msgr. Angelo De Donatis focused his meditations on the Grace of God, warning against worldly attitudes, and emphasizing the importance of being open to God’s love.

Fr. Lombardi: Pope is spending anniversary in prayer

Mar 13, 2014 - 08:13 am .- In light of the Pope Francis’ first anniversary as Bishop of Rome, the Vatican has stated that the pontiff is doing nothing special to celebrate other than pray, as he is currently participating in his Lenten retreat.

Pope affirms that Mass is more than a mere 'representation'

Feb 10, 2014 - 10:45 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis reflected on the meaning of the Liturgy, highlighting how it is a real participation in Jesus’ presence, and encouraged all to enter more fully into the mystery of the Mass.

Do not justify sin by using other people, Pope warns

Feb 3, 2014 - 07:29 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke of the proper attitudes to have when we face difficult moments, stating that it is important not to defend our sin, but to repent and trust in the Lord.

Letters to Pope read 'with the heart,' Vatican official says

Jan 31, 2014 - 07:36 am .- According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis receives a few thousand letters a week, which Correspondence Director Msgr. Giuliano Gallorini notes are read more with the pontiff’s “heart” than his “mind.”

Ukrainian archbishop calls for peace amid violent protests

Jan 21, 2014 - 05:56 am .- In wake of increasing violence due to ongoing political protests, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk is petitioning his countrymen to pray for peace and unity as political unrest continues.

Benedict XVI still in the service of St. Peter, colleague says

Dec 13, 2013 - 05:22 am .- Manfred Lütz, a close colleague of Benedict XVI, revealed in a recent interview that he is still in contact with retired pontiff, who still considers himself in the service of the Church, and of Pope Francis.

Shipwrecked man survives underwater for three days praying psalms

Dec 5, 2013 - 01:02 pm .- After a shipwreck off the coast of Nigeria, a 29-year-old man survived three days at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean while constantly reciting a psalm his wife mentioned to him during their last conversation.

Colombians pray for baby girl who awoke in morgue

Nov 19, 2013 - 12:44 pm .- Colombians are joining together to pray and offer Masses for a 26 week-old baby who was pronounced dead by doctors shortly after birth but awoke after ten hours in the morgue.

FOCUS to host DC and NYC prayer breakfasts

Nov 10, 2013 - 06:02 am .- The Fellowship of Catholic University Students – known as FOCUS – will host two “REACH” prayer breakfasts in New York City and Washington, D.C. to help all Catholics learn to evangelize.  

Supreme Court case examines prayer at public meetings

Nov 7, 2013 - 04:11 am .- A case before the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the ability of a town in New York to open meetings with prayer, and could have broader implications for religious identity in government settings.

New book aims to re-kindle biblical meditation

Nov 6, 2013 - 09:37 am .- The American Bible Society has released a new study guide on how to pray Lectio Divina with the hope that the manual’s readers will obtain a deeper appreciation for the Word of God.

Pope Francis: Christians are 'called to a party'

Nov 5, 2013 - 10:30 am .- During his daily Mass Pope Francis said that at the essence of Christianity is an invitation to the Lord’s feast, emphasizing that we cannot be passive in front of the Lord’s call.

Pope Francis: No one can be Christian without love of God

Oct 31, 2013 - 10:45 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke of the necessity of God’s love in order to be faithful, and encouraged those present to make love the center of their lives.

Jesus continues to pray for us from heaven, urges Pope

Oct 28, 2013 - 10:16 am .- Pope Francis devoted his morning homily to the fact that Jesus prayed for his apostles and the people he encountered on earth, highlighting that he still prays for us in heaven.

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: Mary is united to Christ in the 'martyrdom' of her heart

Oct 23, 2013 - 04:09 am .- In his weekly general audience, the Pope continued his catechesis on the Church, reflecting today on the importance of Mary as an example of how to respond to God’s plan with fidelity.

Pope: Prayer helps 'overcome evil with good'

Oct 20, 2013 - 07:27 am .- Pope Francis in his Sunday Angelus greeting taught that prayer is a ‘weapon’ in the struggle against evil.

Pope Francis: Christians must guard against slyness of the devil

Oct 11, 2013 - 10:14 am .- In his Oct. 11 daily Mass homily, the Holy Father warned of the discreet presence of the devil, exhorting those gathered to be astute in their spiritual lives.

Peace the only solution, Pope says in wake of Pakistan bombing

Sep 23, 2013 - 03:21 am .- Pope Francis condemned a massive suicide bombing at a Christian Church in Pakistan over the weekend, calling the violence unacceptable and urging peace efforts in the region.

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