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Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 7, 2017.

Pope Francis: God's law brings freedom

Feb 16, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

God gives the grace both to follow his law exteriorly and to accept it in one’s heart, which is what... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a baby Nov. 21, 2018.

Human freedom is a gift from God, Pope Francis says

Nov 22, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

To be able to take “risks” in helping others is a gift of the freedom received from God the Father... Read more

Pope Francis walks in St. Peter's Square Sept. 12, 2018.

Pope Francis: God's mercy frees us from slavery to sin

Sep 12, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Attachment to sin and vice is a form of interior slavery which inhibit the ability to love, but true freedom... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates New Year's Day Mass for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God on Jan. 1, 2015.

Jesus shows us the path to freedom, not success, Pope says

Sep 13, 2015

By Elise Harris

The path Jesus takes as a humble servant isn’t easy, Pope Francis has said, explaining that to follow him doesn’t... Read more

Freedom demands vigilance, archbishop reminds Americans

Jul 4, 2014

This Fourth of July, Americans should reflect on the nation’s foundational principles and values, while realizing that freedom comes at... Read more

Nelson Mandela greets Pope John Paul II on his arrival at the airport in Johannesburg on September 16, 1995.

Mandela’s legacy is one of 'reconciliation,' priest says

Dec 6, 2013

By Elise Harris

In wake of the passing of Nelson Mandela, spokesman for South Africa’s Episcopal Conference lauded his political achievements, stating that... Read more