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Pope Francis gives a blessing at his general audience on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican.

Pope Francis: ‘In Christianity, there is no condemnation of the sexual instinct’

Jan 17, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

In a continuation of his catechetical series on vice and virtue, Pope Francis on Wednesday dedicated his general audience to... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron. Photo courtesy of DeChant-Hughes Public Relations.

Bishop Barron in ‘frank disagreement’ with Synod on Synodality’s report on ‘development of moral teaching’

Nov 24, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Robert Barron was not the only bishop to highlight the Synod on Synodality’s discussion of the relationship between “love... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Angelus address on Feb. 19, 2023.

Pope Francis: God asks us to love beyond ‘the logic of self-interest’

Feb 19, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope reflected on what it means to “love your enemies” in his Sunday Angelus address. Read more

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10 quotes from Pope Benedict XVI on the beauty of love and suffering

Jan 3, 2023

By Katie Yoder

When Pope Benedict XVI published his first encyclical, he chose an everlasting topic: love. Read more

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Pope Francis: ‘The rule of measure is Jesus and his Gospel’

Aug 21, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Jesus “wants to tell us that to enter into God’s life, into salvation, we need to pass through him,” Pope... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the Sunday Angelus on May 30, 2021.

Pope Francis: The Holy Trinity invites us to grow in unity as Christians

May 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

On the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Pope Francis said unity is essential to Christian life because God is... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 24, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/Vatican Pool.

Pope Francis on Christmas Eve: The poor manger was rich in love

Dec 24, 2020

By Courtney Mares

On Christmas Eve, Pope Francis said that the poverty of Christ’s birth in a stable contains an important lesson for... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 31, 2017.

On New Year's Eve, Pope Francis calls listening an act of love

Dec 31, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

It is an act of love to spend time with others, to listen to them and their needs, and to... Read more

Pope Francis uncovers the Child Jesus in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 24, 2019.

Sinner or saint – God loves you, Pope Francis says on Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

A person’s weakness and sin does not change Christ’s love for them, and Catholics should strive to treat others the... Read more

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Evangelization is about helping people know God's love, Pope Francis says

Sep 21, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Evangelization means first helping people to know God and to know his immense love for them, which is done in... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square May 15, 2019.

Pope: Christ's love helps us love those 'on the other side'

May 19, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The boundless love with which Jesus Christ loves each and every person is the same love Catholics are compelled to... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience April 20, 2016.

Pope Francis: To stop evil, give more love than required

Apr 24, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

To stop the spread of evil in the world, Catholics must go above and beyond, loving and forgiving others even... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square April 17, 2019.

Pope Francis: Christ's glory is found in suffering for love

Apr 17, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Jesus’ glory is not found in the acclaim or applause of the world, but in the act of suffering and... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience April 20, 2016.

Only God loves perfectly, Pope Francis says

Feb 20, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Despite the best efforts of human beings, it is only God the Father who will never fall short in loving... Read more

Pope Francis greets a married couple at a Wednesday General Audience.

Pope Francis: True love is found in fidelity

Jan 29, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Unity and fidelity in a Christian marriage can offer an example of true love to the world, Pope Francis said... Read more

Pope Francis at a Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall on Jan. 16, 2019.

Pope Francis: 'God loves you, even if you forget Him'

Jan 16, 2019

By Courtney Mares

God the Father will always be there for his beloved children, Pope Francis said Wednesday, with a reminder that the... Read more

Pope Francis incenses the Nativity Scene in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 24, 2017.

In the New Year, receive Mary's love and help, Francis says

Jan 1, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

When challenged, it is right to turn to Mary, Our Mother, for help, Pope Francis said on New Year’s Day,... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a baby Nov. 21, 2018.

Pope: The power of the Kingdom of God is love

Nov 25, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Kingdom of God takes its power from the strength of Christ’s love, not the strength of the sword, Pope... 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 at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, March 29, 2017.

Love is not just what we see in movies – it takes work, Pope Francis says  

May 6, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Love is not empty words or what is depicted in romantic films – it is action and service toward others,... Read more