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Pope explains how Christians can love bombers

Jun 18, 2013 - 11:00 am .- Pope Francis tackled Jesus’ teaching that Christians must love their enemies by asking a series of provocative questions, such as, how can we love those who “bomb and kill so many people?”

Jesus makes slaps, insults 'nothing,' Pope declares

Jun 17, 2013 - 11:00 am .- Jesus makes it possible for Christians to “turn the other cheek” because they have received “all” from him, making slights, insults and even good things “nothing,” Pope Francis said.

Be humble 'from head to toe,' Pope Francis says

Jun 14, 2013 - 09:27 am .- Pope Francis said people must to admit their sins like Saint Paul and not just their good deeds during his daily morning Mass.

Francis celebrates first Mass in Spanish as Pope

Jun 13, 2013 - 10:12 am .- “It feels good,” Pope Francis said today as he celebrated Mass in his native language of Spanish for the first time in 48 days.

Pope targets longing for past, 'adolescent progressivism'

Jun 12, 2013 - 10:02 am .- The progress of the Church can be hindered by the dual temptations of wanting to remain in the past and “adolescent progressivism,” Pope Francis said.

Pope encourages Church rich in praise, not wealth

Jun 11, 2013 - 10:40 am .- Pope Francis pointed out that Saint Peter did not have a bank account, as he warned against the dangers of a Church that finds its security in resources instead of the free gift of the Gospel.

Comfort of Holy Spirit, world don't mix, Pope states

Jun 10, 2013 - 11:00 am .- Pope Francis said Christians cannot receive consolation from both the Holy Spirit and the spirit of the world if they want to be saved.

Pope dwells on God's wordless love

Jun 7, 2013 - 01:14 pm .- Pope Francis said God does not love us with words but through closeness and tenderness during his morning Mass on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

'Stop hiding idols in your saddles,' Pope advises

Jun 6, 2013 - 10:40 am .- Pope Francis said everyone has “hidden idols” buried in their personalities and recommended discovering and discarding them in order to better follow God.

Pope says lamenting suffering is form of prayer

Jun 5, 2013 - 11:20 am .- Pope Francis said lamenting suffering is a form of prayer and is not a sin, during his daily morning Mass.  

Pope: Christian speech is genuine, not self-serving

Jun 4, 2013 - 07:06 am .- Instead of sugar-coated words and flattery, when Christians speak they should offer the truth with love, without seeking to serve their own interests, Pope Francis said.

Praising God frees us from sorrow, Pope proclaims

May 31, 2013 - 09:00 am .- Christians often act like they are “going to a funeral procession rather than to praise God,” Pope Francis declared, urging believers to spend time praising God so they are not slaves to their sorrows.

Vatican explains availability of Pope's daily homilies

May 30, 2013 - 09:50 am .- The Vatican is not publishing the full text of the Pope’s daily homilies because it wants to avoid giving them a level of authority that is not intended.

Dark moment reminded Pope to seek God's will above success

May 29, 2013 - 10:10 am .- At his daily Mass in St. Martha’s residence this morning, Pope Francis warned about the dangers of a Church that is too concerned with “organization and success” by recalling a “dark moment” of his spiritual life.

Don't create sacrament of 'pastoral customs,' Pope preaches

May 25, 2013 - 06:31 am .- Pope Francis warned that some Christians establish the eighth sacrament “of pastoral customs” when they insist on protocol instead of seeking to meet spiritual needs.

Pope: power struggles outside Jesus' vision of Church

May 21, 2013 - 01:39 pm .- While acknowledging that power struggles have existed in the Church since it began, Pope Francis said Jesus’ teaching on power leaves no room for them.

Gossip is like slapping Jesus, Pope asserts

May 18, 2013 - 09:15 am .- Pope Francis spoke today about how gossip by Christians is a “slap” to Jesus “in the person of his children.”

Pope tells story of bishop who felt 'unworthy'

May 17, 2013 - 10:35 am .- Pope Francis told the story of a man who felt ashamed of being a bishop to say that people should not worry of being sinners but should concentrate on allowing Jesus to transform them.

Pope: 'If we annoy people, blessed be the Lord'

May 16, 2013 - 10:40 am .- The Pope told Christians it is better to be “annoying” and “a nuisance” than lukewarm in proclaiming Jesus Christ.

Satan 'always rips us off,' Pope warns

May 14, 2013 - 08:01 am .- Christians who buy into Satan’s temptation to live selfishly get swindled, while those who live life as a “gift” to others are immersed in love and the Church community, Pope Francis said.

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