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Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of St. Martha's House on June 18, 2013.

Pope explains how Christians can love bombers

Pope Francis tackled Jesus’ teaching that Christians must love their enemies by asking a series of provocative questions, such as,... Read more

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Jesus makes slaps, insults 'nothing,' Pope declares

Jesus makes it possible for Christians to “turn the other cheek” because they have received “all” from him, making slights,... Read more

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Be humble 'from head to toe,' Pope Francis says

Pope Francis said people must to admit their sins like Saint Paul and not just their good deeds during his... Read more

Pope Francis presides over Mass on June 9, 2013 in the chapel of St. Martha's House.

Francis celebrates first Mass in Spanish as Pope

“It feels good,” Pope Francis said today as he celebrated Mass in his native language of Spanish for the first... Read more

Pope Francis preaches on June 10, 2013 in Casa Santa Marta chapel.

Pope targets longing for past, 'adolescent progressivism'

The progress of the Church can be hindered by the dual temptations of wanting to remain in the past and... Read more

Pope Francis preaches at the June 5, 2013 morning Mass in St. Martha's House chapel.

Pope encourages Church rich in praise, not wealth

Pope Francis pointed out that Saint Peter did not have a bank account, as he warned against the dangers of... Read more

Pope Francis preaches during the May 27, 2013 Mass in Saint Martha's House.

Comfort of Holy Spirit, world don't mix, Pope states

Pope Francis said Christians cannot receive consolation from both the Holy Spirit and the spirit of the world if they... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on June 7, 2013.

Pope dwells on God's wordless love

Pope Francis said God does not love us with words but through closeness and tenderness during his morning Mass on... Read more

Pope Francis preaches during the May 27, 2013 Mass in Saint Martha's House.

'Stop hiding idols in your saddles,' Pope advises

Pope Francis said everyone has “hidden idols” buried in their personalities and recommended discovering and discarding them in order to... Read more

Pope Francis preaches at the June 5, 2013 morning Mass in St. Martha's House chapel.

Pope says lamenting suffering is form of prayer

Pope Francis said lamenting suffering is a form of prayer and is not a sin, during his daily morning Mass.... Read more

Pope Francis preaches during the May 27, 2013 Mass in Saint Martha's House.

Pope: Christian speech is genuine, not self-serving

Instead of sugar-coated words and flattery, when Christians speak they should offer the truth with love, without seeking to serve... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on May 22, 2013 for his weekly general audience.

Praising God frees us from sorrow, Pope proclaims

Christians often act like they are “going to a funeral procession rather than to praise God,” Pope Francis declared, urging... Read more

Pope Francis preaches April 17, 2013 in the chapel of St. Martha's residence.

Vatican explains availability of Pope's daily homilies

The Vatican is not publishing the full text of the Pope’s daily homilies because it wants to avoid giving them... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Martha's chapel on May 29, 2013.

Dark moment reminded Pope to seek God's will above success

At his daily Mass in St. Martha’s residence this morning, Pope Francis warned about the dangers of a Church that... Read more

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Don't create sacrament of 'pastoral customs,' Pope preaches

Pope Francis warned that some Christians establish the eighth sacrament “of pastoral customs” when they insist on protocol instead of... Read more

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Pope: power struggles outside Jesus' vision of Church

While acknowledging that power struggles have existed in the Church since it began, Pope Francis said Jesus’ teaching on power... Read more

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Gossip is like slapping Jesus, Pope asserts

Pope Francis spoke today about how gossip by Christians is a “slap” to Jesus “in the person of his children.”  Read more

Pope Francis during his general audience on May 15, 2013.

Pope tells story of bishop who felt 'unworthy'

Pope Francis told the story of a man who felt ashamed of being a bishop to say that people should... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square for his installation on March 19, 2013.

Pope: 'If we annoy people, blessed be the Lord'

The Pope told Christians it is better to be “annoying” and “a nuisance” than lukewarm in proclaiming Jesus Christ.  Read more

Pope Francis sends a kiss to someone in the crowd at the May 8, 2013 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Satan 'always rips us off,' Pope warns

Christians who buy into Satan’s temptation to live selfishly get swindled, while those who live life as a “gift” to... Read more