Category Archives: Pope’s messages

Pope Francis’s Homily in St. Peter’s Basilica: Mass for World Day of the Poor

Pope Francis’s Homily in St. Peter’s Basilica: Mass for World Day of the Poor

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We have the joy of breaking the bread of God’s word, and shortly, we will have the joy of breaking and receiving the Bread of the Eucharist, food for life’s journey. All of us, none excluded, need this, for all of us are beggars when it comes to what is essential: God’s love, which gives meaning to our lives and a life without end. So today too, we lift up our hands to him, asking to receive his gifts.

The Gospel parable speaks of gifts. It tells us that we have received talents from God, “according to ability of each” (Mt 25:15). Before all else, let us realize this: we do have talents; in God’s eyes, we are “talented”. Consequently, no one can think that he or she is useless, so poor as to be incapable of giving something to others. We are chosen and blessed by God, who wants to fill us with his gifts, more than any father or mother does with their own children. And God, in whose eyes no child can be neglected, entrusts to each of us a mission. read more

Use Talents Wisely, Pope Francis Reminds – “As the Loving, Demanding Father He is, He Gives Us Responsibility”

Use Talents Wisely, Pope Francis Reminds – “As the Loving, Demanding Father He is, He Gives Us Responsibility”

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Pope Francis stressed the importance of using one’s talents wisely during his Homily November 19, 2019, in his homily for World Day of the Poor in St. Peter’s Basilica. He referenced the parable of the talents from the Gospel of Matthew, noting the important message that each person receives talents from God.

“Indeed, as the loving and demanding Father that he is, he gives us responsibility. In the parable, we see that each servant is given talents to use wisely,” the Holy Father said. “But whereas the first two servants do what they are charged, the third does not make his talents bear fruit; he gives back only what he had received.” read more

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: The beauty of death is it’s an encounter with the Lord

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: The beauty of death is it’s an encounter with the Lord

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Published on Nov 17, 2017

Subscribe!: http://smarturl.it/RomeReports Visit our website to learn more: http://www.romereports.com/en Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RomeReportsENG/ He explained that death does not have to be seen as a negative experience.

Santa Marta: ‘Stop to Think of Death’

To Prepare Oneself for ‘the Encounter with the Lord’

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“Stop to think of death,” was Pope Francis advice in the morning mass he celebrated at Santa Marta, in the Vatican, on November 17, 2017. Not to have a morbid imagination, he specified, but to prepare oneself for “the encounter with the Lord.” read more

Pope Francis to Clergy: Follow the Good Shepherd – Saints are the Most Effective Evangelizers

Pope Francis to Clergy: Follow the Good Shepherd – Saints are the Most Effective Evangelizers

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“Today as in the past the saints are the most effective evangelizers, and all the baptized are called to reach towards the highest measure of Christian life, namely, holiness,” Pope Francis said on November 16, 2017. “To achieve this ideal of holiness, every ordained minister is called to follow the example of the Good Shepherd, who gave His life for His sheep.”

The Holy Father’s remarks came in the Consistory Hall of the Apostolic Palace, where he received in audience the participants in the International Assembly of the Confederation Apostolic Union of Clergy. read more

Pope Francis Addresses End of Life Issues: Must be Careful Discernment of the Moral Object

Pope Francis Addresses End of Life Issues: Must be Careful Discernment of the Moral Object

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Pope Francis addressed many of the challenging questions around end of life medical care on November 16, 2017, in a message sent to the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, and participants in the European Regional Meeting of the World Medical Association on “end of life” issues, held at the Vatican November 16-17, 2017.

The Holy Father said that the issues the group is considering “are questions that have always challenged humanity, but that today take on new forms by reason of increased knowledge and the development of new technical tools.” He continued: “The growing therapeutic capabilities of medical science have made it possible to eliminate many diseases, to improve health and to prolong people’s lifespan.” read more

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: Kingdom of God does not grow with arrogance and pride

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: Kingdom of God does not grow with arrogance and pride

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Published on Nov 16, 2017

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Santa Marta: The Kingdom of God Doesn’t Like ‘Publicity’

It’s Not a ‘Show’ or a ‘Carnival’

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The Kingdom of God isn’t a “show” or a “carnival,” it doesn’t like publicity and prefers to grow “hidden,” said Pope Francis during the Mass he celebrated at Santa Marta in the Vatican on November 16, 2017. read more

Pope Francis in Audience: Mass is the greatest grace, one shouldn’t merely recite prayer like parrots

Pope Francis in Audience: Mass is the greatest grace, one shouldn’t merely recite prayer like parrots

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Published on Nov 15, 2017

Subscribe!: http://smarturl.it/RomeReports Visit our website to learn more: http://www.romereports.com/en Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RomeReportsENG/ He said one should allow themselves to be surprised and marveled by God.

Pope Francis reflects on the Eucharist as a “meeting point” with Christ

Pope’s General Audience and Catechesis

Continuing with the new series of catecheses on the Holy Mass, in his address in Italian the Pope reflected on the theme: “The Mass Is Prayer.”

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This morning’s General Audience was held at 9:15 in St. Peter’s Square, where the Holy Father Francis met with groups of pilgrims and faithful from Italy and from all over the world. read more