Category Archives: Pope’s messages

Pope Francis to EU leaders: Populism arises from selfishness and suffocates us

Pope Francis to EU leaders: Populism arises from selfishness and suffocates us

Published on Mar 24, 2017

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March 24, 2017. He gave his support for the European project, and recalled that Christianity is at its origin.

Pope’s Address to European Heads of State in Vatican

‘The European Union, too, is called today to examine itself, to care for the ailments that inevitably come with age, and to find new ways to steer its course.’

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Below is the Vatican-provided text of Pope Francis’ address this evening, March 24, 2017, to European Heads of States and Governments in the Sala Regia of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace:

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Pope Francis in Santa Marta: If we harden our hearts, we become atheists

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: If we harden our hearts, we become atheists

Published on Mar 23, 2017

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He said reading the Bible prevents the danger of falling into worldliness.

Pope’s Morning Homily: Hardening of Hearts Has Grave Consequences

At Casa Santa Marta, Francis Warns About Becoming Catholic Pagans or Catholic Atheists

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Santa Marta

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Don’t allow your heart to be hardened, for it can have grave consequences.

According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis suggested this today, March 23, 2017, during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, while reflecting on today’s first reading from the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah, which highlights the importance of listening to the Word of God.

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Pope Francis: The world needs people capable of sowing hope

Pope Francis: The world needs people capable of sowing hope

Published on Mar 22, 2017

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March 22, 2017. He also said that today’s refugee crisis is the worst since World War II

Published on Mar 22, 2017

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“We are called to spread hope by supporting and encouraging one another”, he said.

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Pope Francis Encourages Young People to Keep a Spiritual Journal

Pope Francis Encourages Young People to Keep a Spiritual Journal

Message for the 2017 World Youth Day

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Pope Francis encouraged young people to keep a “spiritual journal every day and to “cultivate praise.” In his Message for the 2017 World Youth Day, published on March 21, the Pontiff invites to “remain connected” to God. The Church is not a “flashmob,” and life must not be a “reality show,” he also stressed.

“I have (. . .) at heart that you young people can walk not only by remembering the past, but by having (. . .) courage in the present and hope for the future,” writes the Holy Father in his long Message for the WYD that will be observed at the diocesan level on Palm Sunday, April 9, on the theme “ For He who is mighty has done great things for me” (Luke 1:49).

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Pope Francis at Santa Marta: St. Joseph gives people the ability to dream

Pope Francis at Santa Marta: St. Joseph gives people the ability to dream

Published on Mar 20, 2017

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“When we dream great things, good things, we get closer to the God’s dream,” he said.

Pope’s Morning Homily: May St. Joseph Help Us Dream Great Things

At Casa Santa Marta, Francis Focuses on the Silent, Obedient Carpenter

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Santa Marta

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May St. Joseph gives us the ability to dream great things…

According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis prayed this today, March 20, 2017, during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, while reflecting on the figure of St. Joseph.

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POPE FORGING AHEAD WITH SSPX REUNIFICATION

POPE FORGING AHEAD WITH SSPX REUNIFICATION


by Trey Elmore  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  March 20, 2017

Abp. Pozzo of Ecclesia Dei: “canonical recognition of the SSPX will soon be achieved”

ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) – The head of the pontifical commission in charge of overseeing talks between Rome and the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) is saying Pope Francis is forging ahead with re-unification. And a respected Vatican journalist seems to be confirming the imminent reunion.

In an interview published Friday, Abp. Guido Pozzo, secretary of the Ecclesia Dei Commission, discussed the ongoing talks between the Vatican and the SSPX, noting that the Holy Father is urging a positive and constructive attitude in dialogue.

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Feast of St. Joseph: An Inside Look at Pope Francis’ Spikenard Plant

Feast of St. Joseph: An Inside Look at Pope Francis’ Spikenard Plant

On Feast of Inauguration of Francis’ Pontificate, A Look at How This Flower Plant Has Biblical Roots

“Lower down on the shield there is a star and spikenard flower. The star, according to ancient armorial tradition, symbolizes the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ and the Church; while the spikenard symbolizes St Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church. In traditional Hispanic iconography, St Joseph is shown with a vine in his hand. By bearing these images on his shield, the Pope communicates his special devotion to the Most Holy Virgin and to St Joseph.”

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POPE FRANCIS’ ANGELUS ADDRESS: On the “Living Water”

POPE FRANCIS’ ANGELUS ADDRESS: On the “Living Water”

“Water that Slakes All Thirst and Becomes An Inexhaustible Source in the Heart of One Who Drinks It”

Angelus 30 August 2015

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Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave today before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square.

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Before the Angelus:

Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning!

The Gospel of this Sunday, the Third of Lent, presents to us Jesus’ dialogue with the Samaritan woman (cf. John 4:5-42). The encounter happened while Jesus was going through Samaria, the region between Judea and Galilee, inhabited by people that the Jews scorned, considering them schismatic and heretical. However, this population would be, in fact, one of the first to adhere to the Apostles’ Christian preaching. While the disciples went to the village to get something to eat, Jesus stayed by the well and asked a woman, who had come there to draw water, for a drink. And from this request, a dialogue began. “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” Jesus answered: If you knew who I am, and the gift I have for you, you would have asked and I would give you “living water,” water that slakes all thirst and becomes an inexhaustible source in the heart of the one who drinks it (vv. 10-14).

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Pope Francis confesses in Saint Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis confesses in Saint Peter’s Basilica

Published on Mar 17, 2017

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It was during the penitential ceremony of Lent.

Published on Mar 17, 2017

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He presided over a penitential ceremony, accompanied by several cardinals and bishops.

Pope Francis to Preside Over Penitential Celebration Tonight

Confessors Will Join Pontiff in Administering the Sacrament of Reconciliation in St. Peter’s Basilica

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Pope Francis asks confessors to be available to attend to the people at all times

Pope Francis asks confessors to be available to attend to the people at all times

Published on Mar 17, 2017

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“Confession is a pastoral priority,” he told them.

Pope’s Tips on How to Be a ‘Good Confessor’

Hearing Confessions Is Pastoral Priority, Not Contingent on Timetables, Francis Reminds “Internal Forum”

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What does it take to be a good confessor?

Well, Pope Francis gave three tips today when he received in audience participants in the 28th annual course on the “Internal Forum,” organized by the Apostolic Penitentiary (Rome, Chancellery Palace, March 14-17, 2017)

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