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Flying on Sunday? Many airport chapels offer Mass

May 27, 2018

Flying on Sunday and need a place for Mass? A recent study revealed that 40 percent of major US airports... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Casa Santa Marta on April 26, 2018.

Pope Francis: The Last Supper teaches us three foundational truths

Apr 26, 2018

Pointing to Jesus’ words during the Last Supper, Pope Francis offered meditations on love, service and humility during his homily... Read more

Praying.

Mass in sign language? These Spanish priests celebrate it every week

Apr 20, 2018

In the Catholic Church, the spoken language is central to the liturgy: we recite the Nicene Creed as one, we... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass during his pastoral visit to Molfetta April 20, 2018.

Pope: Without the Eucharist, everything the Church does is vain

Apr 20, 2018

By Elise Harris

During a brief day-trip to two small Italian cities, Pope Francis stressed the centrality of the Eucharist to the life... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday General Audience March 21, 2018.

Holy Communion unites us to Christ, Francis says

Mar 21, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

At Wednesday's general audience, Pope Francis said our participation in the Holy Eucharist at Mass is not a merely spiritual... Read more

Pope Francis prays at the end of the General Audience March 14, 2018.

Pope: In praying the Our Father, do you know to whom you’re talking?

Mar 14, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

At the general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of the recitation of the Our Father at Mass,... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2015.

Mass can't be bought – salvation is free, Pope Francis says

Mar 7, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday Pope Francis issued a harsh critique of the trend to ask parishioners for a financial contribution in order... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday 2015.

The first Christian altar was the cross, Pope Francis says

Feb 28, 2018

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis said Wednesday that having Mass centered around the altar is meant to remind faithful that the cross is... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany Jan. 6, 2018.

Mass-goers have a right to a well-prepared homily, Pope says

Feb 14, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday Pope Francis again offered some reflections and tips for the Liturgy of the Word, saying faithful who attend... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2015.

Pope tells priests to keep homilies brief: 'no more than 10 minutes!'

Feb 7, 2018

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday Pope Francis touched on a topic close to home for both parish priests and people in the pews,... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience Nov. 15, 2017.

Find good readers for Mass, Pope Francis says

Jan 31, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of the Liturgy of the Word, and the resulting importance of having... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during the General Audience Jan. 10, 2018.

Be intentional about silence during Mass, Pope Francis says

Jan 10, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Wednesday that moments of silence in the Mass should be intentional times of prayer, recollection and communion... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 20, 2017.

Pope: All of Mass is important – don’t be late!

Dec 20, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Wednesday stressed the importance of getting to Mass on time, noting that every piece is important, especially... Read more

Pope Francis during his Oct. 25, 2017 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: Think 'being good' is enough? It’s not. Go to Mass

Dec 13, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

According to Pope Francis, a Christian can’t just be a good person and skip Mass on Sundays, because it is... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday 2015.

Pope Francis: At Mass we participate in Calvary

Nov 22, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday Pope Francis said that when we attend Mass, it is as if we are approaching Jesus on the... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the World Day of the Poor Nov. 19, 2017.

Pope Francis: the poor are our 'passport to paradise'

Nov 19, 2017

By Elise Harris

On the first World Day for the Poor, Pope Francis said caring for the needy has a saving power, because... Read more

Pope Francis during his Nov. 15, 2017 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: The Mass needs silence, not 'chit-chat'

Nov 15, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday, Pope Francis called out the common habit of chatting with people around you before Mass, stressing that this... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Santa Maria a Setteville parish in Rome Jan. 15, 2017.

If you're tempted to gossip, 'bite your tongue,' Pope Francis says

Jan 15, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis Sunday traveled to a parish on the outskirts of Rome where he visited a priest suffering from a... Read more

Pope Francis eats breakfast with a group of homeless Dec. 17, 2016 for his 80th birthday.

Pope marks 80th birthday with charitable giving to Rome's poor

Dec 17, 2016

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis kicked off his 80th birthday by having breakfast with a group of homeless from around St. Peter’s and... Read more

Crucifix.

Detroit Mass highlights need to recognize sin in order to enjoy mercy

Oct 11, 2016

Seeking God’s forgiveness for generations of failures in the Church, the Archdiocese of Detroit held a Mass of Pardon asking... Read more