Pope Francis rides through St. Peter’s Square. “In order for the family to proceed well, with faith and hope,” said Pope Francis to crowds in St. Peter’s Square for the weekly Angelus address, “it needs to be nourished by the Word of God.” Helping to illustrate the Holy Father’s words, all the pilgrims gathered inContinue reading “Pope: Family needs Scripture to move forward in faith, hope. By Ann Schneible, Catholic News Agency”
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POPE FRANCIS: Don’t ‘overdramatize’ your complaints to God.
Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square. Pope Francis said complaining to God in times of suffering can be a prayer, but cautioned not to exaggerate our difficulties in front of those undergoing major tragedies. “Our life is too easy, our complaints are overdramatized,” the pontiff told those in the Vatican’s Saint Martha house.Continue reading “POPE FRANCIS: Don’t ‘overdramatize’ your complaints to God.”
Vanity is like an onion, Pope Francis says.
In a colorful homily, Pope Francis highlighted the sin of vanity, saying that Christians must reject it by peeling away one layer at a time. He cited the Desert Fathers, the saints of early Christian Egypt, who saw that “vanity is a temptation against which we must battle our whole life, because it always comesContinue reading “Vanity is like an onion, Pope Francis says.”
Pope Francis: Satan seduces by disguising evil as good.
On the feast of the archangels, Pope Francis spoke of the ongoing battle between the devil and mankind, encouraging attendees to pray to the angels, who have been charged to defend us. “He presents things as if they were good, but his intention is destruction. And the angels defend us,” the Roman Pontiff told thoseContinue reading “Pope Francis: Satan seduces by disguising evil as good.”
Don’t overcomplicate the Christian life, Pope Francis Warns.
Pope Francis resumed daily Mass after his papal visit to Albania, telling those present that living the Christian life is simple: listen to God’s word and put it into practice. “These are the two conditions in order to follow Jesus, hear the word of God and put it into practice. This is the Christian life,Continue reading “Don’t overcomplicate the Christian life, Pope Francis Warns.”
Pope cites three lessons from Mary: Be joyful, help others, never give up.
Carol Glatz Catholic News Service The Francis Chronicles Vatican City September 8, 2014 When a mother has a birthday, children send their greetings and love, so make sure to do the same thing on the feast of the Nativity of Mary, Pope Francis said. The liturgical feast day Monday “would be her birthday. And whatContinue reading “Pope cites three lessons from Mary: Be joyful, help others, never give up.”
Browse the official website of the Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to the Philippines at PapalVisit.ph launched by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). The website will have the latest news and updates on the pope’s visit and will be the main resource for catechesis, official prayers, songs and liturgy guides. You canContinue reading “PapalVisit.ph”