Pope Francis homilies

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Pope Francis gives the Wednesday general audience in St. Peters Square Oct. 2, 2013.

Pope Francis prays for ongoing AirAsia search

Dec 29, 2014

In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis promised his prayers for families affected by the disappearance of an AirAsia... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, Aug. 5, 2014.

Pope: Knowledge alone doesn't reveal God; humble prayer does

Dec 2, 2014

In his homily on Tuesday, Pope Francis said that no matter how much we study, we will never know anything... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience on Oct. 29, 2014.

Pope Francis tells how to bring about Christ's kingdom

Nov 23, 2014

By Ann Schneible

On the Feast of Christ the King, during the canonization Mass of six new saints, Pope Francis said that Jesus... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates a Mass of Thanksgiving for two new Canadian Saints in St. Peter's Basilic a on Oct. 12, 2014.

Pope Francis: Turning churches into 'businesses' is a scandal

Nov 21, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis condemned priests and laity who turn their parishes into a “business” by charging for things such as baptisms,... Read more

Pope Francis gives the homily at Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints in Rome's Verano cemetery, Nov. 1, 2014.

Pope: Christians living under false appearances are 'dead'

Nov 18, 2014

In his homily on Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke of how we must never be content with where we are in... Read more

 Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 5, 2014.

God goes to the limit – not halfway – to save sinners, Pope says

Nov 6, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis condemned those who are afraid “to dirty their hands” by welcoming sinners, and... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a homily on the Solemnity of All Saints, Nov. 1, 2014.

Pope on All Saints Day: Beatitudes will lead us to God

Nov 1, 2014

During Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints at Rome’s Verano cemetery, Pope Francis exhorted believers to follow the way... Read more

Pope Francis meets with students in Paul VI audience hall on May 31, 2014.

You are hurting the Church if you're lukewarm, Pope Francis warns

Oct 27, 2014

By Ann Schneible

In his homily for Mass celebrated at the Santa Marta residence Monday Pope Francis warned against the harm of “lukewarm”... Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful at Rome's St. Stanislaus parish, May 4, 2014.

God is a God of surprises, Pope Francis preaches

Oct 13, 2014

By Ann Schneible

Speaking of the “God of surprises” in his homily at Mass on Monday, the Holy Father noted the unfortunate inability... Read more

Pope Francis leads the Bishops of Italy in a solemn Profession of Faith in St. Peter's Basilica for their 65th General Assembly May 23, 2013.

Pope: Do we try to be saved on our own or through Christ?

Oct 3, 2014

The Holy Father reflected on today’s Gospel reading from Luke 10:13-16, saying that it was the leaders of Christ’s day... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience June 4, 2014.

Give primacy to God, Pope says

Jul 26, 2014

Pope Francis on Saturday visited the Italian city of Caserta, encouraging the people of the region to place God at... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on June 4, 2014.

Pope Francis: God always prepares us for our mission

Jun 13, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the mission given to each of us by God, stating that when... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience, May 21, 2014.

Remain in God's love, Pope Francis encourages faithful

May 22, 2014

Pope Francis has especially encouraged Christians to “remain in the love of God” in a Thursday reflection on the three... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates the sacrament of confirmation with young people Dec. 1, 2013.

Do not be 'afraid of joy,' Pope encourages

Apr 24, 2014

Pope Francis rebuked Christians who are “afraid of joy” and “mournful,” encouraging them to remember that Jesus Christ accompanies them.  Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Oct. 2, 2013.

Jesus can heal deadened hearts, says Pope

Apr 6, 2014

Pope Francis delivered a Sunday evening homily at a parish in the south of Rome, preaching about the importance of... Read more