Jan 20, 2014 - 07:15 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the theme of Christian freedom, observing that it comes from our docility and willingness to accept the “newness” and the “surprises of God.”
Jan 17, 2014 - 08:39 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis cautioned the faithful not to fall into the temptation of worldliness which hardens our hearts and makes us forget our “election” as children of God.
Jan 17, 2014 - 05:29 am .- In his message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis urged youth to listen to the call of God, stating that this is often faced with obstacles and requires “going against the tide.”
Jan 16, 2014 - 04:42 am .- The man in charge of constructing this year’s nativity scene for the Vatican expressed his delight at giving to Pope Francis the nativity he designed, which, he noted, has a special historical significance.
Jan 15, 2014 - 06:09 am .- During his general audience, Pope Francis continued his reflections on the Sacrament of Baptism, emphasizing that we are called to use the grace we receive in order to become “missionary disciples.”
Jan 14, 2014 - 03:52 am .- During last week’s general audience, members of the circus gave a special performance for Pope Francis, saying that the exciting encounter was an opportunity to show how the circus can bring “harmony.”
Dec 9, 2013 - 06:41 am .- Pope Francis concelebrated his daily Mass this morning with the Coptic Catholic Patriarch of Alexandria, offering prayers for peace, and renewing his call for religious freedom throughout the Middle East.
Nov 14, 2013 - 05:07 am .- In his daily homily, Pope Francis warned against the ‘spirit of curiosity’ which can lead us away from God, stating that it is only through the spirit of wisdom that we are able to be close to him.
Nov 13, 2013 - 07:09 am .- During his general audience, Pope Francis devoted his reflections to the sacrament of Baptism, stating that it opens the door a journey of faith, and helps to sustain us along the way.
Nov 8, 2013 - 09:38 am .- During his daily Mass, Pope Francis cautioned those present to be aware the dangers of bribery, stating that those who are dishonest in their work deprive themselves of dignity.
Nov 7, 2013 - 09:20 am .- Earlier today it was disclosed that Pope Francis has decided on the themes of the next three World Youth Days, which will mark a spiritual preparation for the international event to be held in Krakow in 2016.
Nov 7, 2013 - 12:02 am .- At times, Blessed Pope John Paul II was not well informed by his associates, according to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, who for years was particular secretary to the former Pope.
Nov 6, 2013 - 05:58 am .- During his general audience today, Pope Francis reflected on the importance of participating in the Church’s spiritual goods in order to grow closer to God as a community in charity.
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.
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.
Oct 22, 2013 - 09:34 am .- In his daily Mass homily Pope Francis stressed that Jesus came to save sinners, emphasizing also the importance of knowing God on more than an intellectual level.
Oct 21, 2013 - 10:39 am .- The recently appointed American ambassador to the Holy See presented his credentials to Pope Francis in a meeting earlier this morning, officially marking the beginning of his duties.
Oct 17, 2013 - 09:12 am .- During his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on the dangers of following one's own personal, “moralistic” ideology, stressing the importance of prayer in staying open to God.
Sep 30, 2013 - 03:34 am .- The Vatican has announced that former Popes John Paul II and John XXIII are slated to be canonized this coming spring.
Sep 7, 2013 - 06:35 am .- In calling for a day of fasting and prayer for peace on Sept. 7, Pope Francis is following a long tradition of Popes showing a deep commitment to peace.