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Pope Francis: accept the surprises of God

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.”

Pope Francis warns against a 'worldly uniformity'

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.

Pope: Christians have not been chosen for 'small things'

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.”

Designer says it was an honor to present nativity to Pope

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.

Pope Francis: our faith is 'not an ornament'

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.”

It was a 'thrill' to perform for Pope, circus members say

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.”

Mary’s 'embrace' shows unity of the Americas, says Pope

Dec 11, 2013 - 06:26 am .- At the end of his general audience, Pope Francis reflected on tomorrow’s feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, extending his greetings to all on the American continent.

Pope: Final Judgment brings comfort, despite our fears

Dec 11, 2013 - 05:11 am .- In his general audience Pope Francis reflected that the reality of the Final Judgment allows us to trust in God even if we are afraid, emphasizing also that our judgment begins each day through the way we live.

Pope urges Egyptian Christians to 'Be strong, do not fear!'

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.

Pope Francis: Kingdom of God 'comes by wisdom'

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.

Baptism is a 'bath of regeneration,' says Pope

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.

Pope warns against 'unclean bread' of corruption

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.

Themes for upcoming World Youth Days announced

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.

Vatican bureaucracy can leave Popes uninformed, JPII secretary reveals

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.  

Charity is the 'greatest richness' of Church, says 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.

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: 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.

Sinners are closest to the heart of God, Pope reflects

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.

New US ambassador to Vatican takes the helm in Rome

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.

Do not reduce the faith to 'moralistic' ideology, Pope warns

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.

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August 1, 2014

Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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Mt 13:47-53

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