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Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his Angelus address Aug. 30, 2020.

Pope Francis: The path to holiness requires spiritual combat

Pope Francis said Sunday that the Christian life requires concrete commitments and spiritual combat in order to grow in holiness.  Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address Sept. 13, 2020.

Everything is unmerited grace, Pope Francis says

God’s grace is not something we deserve, but he gives it to us anyway, Pope Francis said Sunday during his... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Bari, Italy on Feb. 23, 2020.

Pope Francis: Ask God for the strength to love your enemies

Ask God for the grace to love your enemies, Pope Francis said Sunday in a homily in the Italian city... Read more

Pope Francis says Mass in the chapel of Santa Marta in the Vatican, Sept. 11, 2018.

Pope Francis condemns clerics who engage in simony

In a homily Tuesday, Pope Francis condemned priests and bishops who use money to advance their careers.  Read more

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Detroit Mass highlights need to recognize sin in order to enjoy mercy

Seeking God’s forgiveness for generations of failures in the Church, the Archdiocese of Detroit held a Mass of Pardon asking... Read more

Pope Francis meets with students in Paul VI audience hall on May 31, 2014.

Pope: Missing something in your spiritual life? It's probably love

In his daily homily Pope Francis said that God’s love is always expressed in tenderness, and cautioned that if we... 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

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

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

Pope urges faithful not to lose apostolic zeal to spiritual sloth

In his homily on Tuesday, Pope Francis lamented the many Christians who close the door to God’s grace out of... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowds outside the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013

Pope warns against 'unclean bread' of corruption

During his daily Mass, Pope Francis cautioned those present to be aware the dangers of bribery, stating that those who... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience Sept. 25

Pope to atheist: all people can receive grace, seek the Good

Emphasizing that grace is available to all people, Pope Francis stressed dialogue and encounter rather than proselytism and underscored the... Read more

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago gives the homily during Mass at the K of C Supreme Convention in San Antonio, TX on August 7, 2013.

Cooperate with gift of grace, exhorts Cardinal George

Through the “miracle of grace,” the faithful are able to be vessels for God’s will, overcoming their earthly desires while... Read more