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Christmas Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on the night of Dec. 24, 2023.

Full text: Pope Francis’ homily for Christmas 2023

Dec 24, 2023

By Pope Francis

“A census of the whole earth” (cf. Lk 2:1). This was the context in which Jesus was born, and the... Read more

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández celebrates his Mass of titular possession at the Church of Sts. Urban and Lawrence at Prima Porta on the northern outskirts of Rome on Dec. 3, 2023.

Cardinal Fernández: Offer yourselves to the Lord ‘like clay ready to be molded’

Dec 6, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The new head of the Vatican’s doctrine office gave a homily this week in which he encouraged Catholics to be... Read more

Pope Francis gives the homily at vespers at the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 2, 2023.

Pope Francis makes urgent call to recover eucharistic adoration in the Church

Aug 2, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

“Only in adoration, only before the Lord can the taste and passion for evangelization be recovered,” the pontiff said during... Read more

The Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord in St. Peter’s Basilica on April 7, 2023.

Full text: Cardinal Cantalamessa’s homily at the Vatican’s Good Friday 2023 liturgy

Apr 7, 2023

By CNA Staff

"For two thousand years, the Church has announced and celebrated, on this day, the death of the Son of God... Read more

King Charles III walks alongside the coffin carrying Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top as it departs Westminster Abbey during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 19, 2022, in London. Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Sept. 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.

Catholic prayers for Queen Elizabeth II — and the new king

Sep 19, 2022

By AC Wimmer

While millions bid final farewell to Queen Elizabeth II today, the Catholic bishops of England and Wales have commented on... Read more

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

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

Apr 20, 2020

By Courtney Mares

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

Jan 25, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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

Apr 15, 2018

By Elise Harris

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!'

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 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

Mar 25, 2017

By Elise Harris

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

Nov 14, 2014

By Ann Schneible

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'

Jun 21, 2014

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

May 4, 2014

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

Apr 27, 2014

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

Feb 20, 2014

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

Jan 13, 2014

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

Jan 6, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

Dec 17, 2013

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?’

Jun 21, 2013

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