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The sign of peace is exchanged at a Mass said at Holywell, Wales, July 6, 2014.

Vatican announces desire for more restrained sign of peace at Mass

Jul 31, 2014

The Congregation for Divine Worship, in a recent circular letter, announced that the placement of the sign of peace within... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience on May 14, 2014.

Pope: service to others frees us from 'existential grayness'

Jul 5, 2014

In his homily during Mass for Saturday’s trip to Molise, Pope Francis explained that the Church is a people that... Read more

Pope Francis meets with seminarians from the Pontifical Roman universities on May 12, 2014.

Defend others before the Father, Pope Francis urges

Jun 23, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis warned that those who judge others are “obsessed” and far from God, stating that... Read more

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

Christianity meant to be practiced not imagined, says Pope

Jun 9, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis centered his daily homily on the Beatitudes, stating that they are Jesus’ practical guide on how to live... Read more

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

Never forget your first love, Pope encourages priests

Jun 6, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis directed his daily homily today to his brother bishops and priests, telling them to always put love of... Read more

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims during his Wednesday General Audience on April 23, 2014.

Pope: the Church is not a rental house, but a home

Jun 5, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis focused his daily homily on Jesus’ prayer for the unity of his disciples, cautioning that there are many... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience on May 14, 2014

Christian joy is based in hope, Pope Francis reflects

May 30, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his first daily homily since returning from the Holy Land Pope Francis centered on the theme of Christian joy,... Read more

Choir members sing during Pope Francis' Mass in Bethelehms Manger Square on May, 25 2014

Choir director: singing for the Pope is like welcoming your father

May 25, 2014

By Elise Harris

The director of the choir who sang during Pope Francis’ Mass in Bethlehem earlier today expressed that to sing for... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience on May 14, 2014

Pope warns against superficial peace that rusts and fades away

May 20, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis cautioned attendees not to place their security in the worldly peace of wealth, vanity... Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful at St. Stanislaus parish in Rome on May 4, 2014

Have a firm heart fixed on the Holy Spirit, Pope affirms

May 19, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily Mass Pope Francis reflected on the various challenges St Paul faced in his ministry, explaining that it... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to pilgrims during his Wednesday General Audience on April 23, 2014

A Christian without the Church is purely idealistic, Pope says

May 15, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis reflected in his daily Mass on how the apostles evangelized by first telling the history of God’s people,... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience on May 7, 2014

Pope warns against closed-mindedness of 'intellectual aristocracy'

May 13, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily Mass Pope Francis cautioned against those who seek to understand the faith only with the intellect, explaining... Read more

Pope Francis meets with seminarians from the Pontifical Roman universities on May 12, 2014

Holy Spirit is what keeps the Church going, Pope reflects

May 12, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis recalled the conversion of the first pagans to Christianity, explaining that the Holy Spirit... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on April 16, 2014

Pope Francis: grace is more important than bureaucracy

May 8, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily Mass Pope Francis reflected on attitudes necessary to evangelize, emphasizing the need to leave room for the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Wednesday General Audience on April 23, 2014

The Church is more than 'a university of religion,' Pope insists

May 6, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily Mass Pope Francis recounted the death of St. Stephen, the Church’s first martyr, explaining that being a... Read more

Pope Francis prays during his general audience on September 25, 2013

Pope urges Christian communities to be ones of peace

Apr 29, 2014

By Elise Harris

Returning to his usual daily Mass schedule, Pope Francis reflected today that our contemporary faith communities ought to reflect that... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his homily during Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany on Jan. 6, 2013

The Christian life is a constant battle against evil, Pope reflects

Apr 11, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis centered his daily homily on the topic of temptation, observing that it has a specific structure, and encouraging... Read more

Pope Francis preaches during a Penitential service at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014

Pope Francis warns against the dictatorship of narrow thought

Apr 10, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis cautioned faithful against idealizing one’s own way of thinking and encouraged them to be... Read more

Pope Francis took part in a Penitential service at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014

Christianity is more than a survival guide, Pope insists

Apr 8, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis focused on how Jesus heals our sin with the Cross, and emphasizing that Christianity... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Wednesday general audience on Jan. 8, 2014

Pope: Eucharist helps us to see the face of Christ in others

Feb 12, 2014

By Elise Harris

During his general audience, Pope Francis reflected on how we live the Eucharist in our daily lives, explaining that it... Read more