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Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta on April 18, 2020.

Pope Francis: Prayer opens the door to freedom through the Holy Spirit

Freedom is found in the Holy Spirit who provides the strength to fulfill God's will, Pope Francis said in his... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich.

Cardinal Cupich: God 'schemes' for our salvation

God is a “tricky God” who schemes for the good of humanity and salvation, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago said... Read more

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

Pope urges Catholics to be moved by joy of the resurrection

On Sunday Pope Francis visited a Roman parish, telling Mass-goers to allow themselves to be moved by the immense joy... 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!'

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

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Milan on the Feast of the Annunciation of Mary on March 25, 2017.

On Annunciation, Pope says God still seeks hearts like Mary

Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of the Annunciation in Milan, telling mass-goers that even today God is still searching for... Read more

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

Example – not words – transmits faith to youth, Pope Francis says

Addressing the children who filled the chapel at the Santa Marta residence on Nov. 14, Pope Francis said that –... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica on Jan. 6, 2014.

Pope slams mafia as 'adorers of evil'

In his homily at the Saturday evening anticipated Mass during his day trip to Italy’s Calabria region, Pope Francis denounced... Read more

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

Pope: Jesus journeys with us in the Eucharist

In his Sunday homily delivered at a Polish parish in Rome, Pope Francis meditated on the presence of Jesus Christ... Read more

Pope Francis presides over canonization Mass for Saints John Paul II and John XXIII on April 27, 2014

Pope: Christ’s wounds are sign of God’s love

At the canonization Mass for Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis emphasized the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 4, 2013.

To know Jesus we must follow him, says Pope Francis

In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke about the importance of Christian discipleship, emphasizing the need for Christians to follow... Read more

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

God has a 'handmade' love for everyone, says Pope

Pope Francis’ Monday morning homily centered on the theme of God’s profound and unique love for each person.  Read more

Three Wise men ride through St. Peters Square during a parade held after Pope Francis' Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany on Jan. 6, 2014

Journey of the Magi symbolizes 'destiny' of man, says Pope

In his homily for the feast of the Epiphany, Pope Francis described how our lives are a continuous search to... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience Dec. 11, 2013.

Holiness means 'letting God write our history,' preaches Pope

Pope Francis’ daily homily focused on the importance of allowing God to be active and present in our daily lives.  Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013.

Pope: ‘Do I have a tired heart that only wants a good bank account?’

We have hearts that are restless and in search of treasure, Pope Francis said in his daily homily at the... Read more