Pope Francis in Santa Marta: “One who helps others is on the right path to Jesus”ROME REPORTS in English
Published on Oct 9, 2017
Published on Oct 9, 2017
“The Great Novelty of Christianity”: “Although Disappointed by Our Mistakes and Our Sins, God Does Not Fail in His Word, He Doesn’t Retaliate!ZENIT STAFF
Angelus / Foto: Francesco Sforza – © PHOTO.VA – OSSERVATORE ROMANO
Here is a ZENIT 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!
This Sunday’s liturgy proposes to us the parable of the tenants, to whom the householder entrusts the vineyard that he had planted and then goes away (Cf. Matthew 21:33-43). Thus the loyalty of these tenants is put to the test: the vineyard is entrusted to them, who must look after it, make it fruitful and deliver the harvest to the householder. The time of the harvest having arrived, the householder sends his servants to gather the fruits. However, the tenants assume a possessive attitude: they don’t consider themselves simple managers, but rather proprietors, and they refuse to deliver the harvest. They mistreat the servants, to the point of killing them. The householder is patient with them: he sends other servants, more numerous than the first; however, the outcome is the same. In the end, given his patience, he decides to send his own son, but those tenants, prisoners of their possessive behaviour, also kill the son, thinking that thus they would have the inheritance. read more
Published on Oct 6, 2017SUBSCRIBE 61K 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 says to feel shame from one’s sins is a grace.
Pope Warns Against Our Everyday Sins That Weaken, Sicken the SoulDEBORAH CASTELLANO LUBOV
Mass At Santa Marta © L’Osservatore RomanoPope Francis has said that sinner could almost be all of our first name, but that if we feel shame and return to God, He waits to embrace us. According to Vatican Radio, he did so today, Oct. 5, 2017, during his daily morning Mass in his residence Casa Santa Marta, as he reflected on today’s reading from the Prophet Baruch who said, ”Justice is with the Lord, our God; and we today are flushed with shame.
While focusing on man’s sinfulness and need to repent, the Pope stated: “No one can say, ‘I’m right’ or ‘I’m not like him or her.’ I’m a sinner, I’d say it’s almost the first name we all have: sinners.”
All people, the Jesuit highlighted, are sinners because God has asked to do one thing and we have done the contrary. read more
Published on Oct 6, 2017SUBSCRIBE 61K 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 spoke at a conference on child abuse and harassment on the Internet.
Pontiff to “Child Dignity in the Digital World,” a 1st of a Kind CongressDEBORAH CASTELLANO LUBOV
Pope © L’Osservatore Romano
Pope Francis says we cannot underestimate the harms done to minors in this digital age and says we must take action.
Francis stressed this while addressing this morning, Oct. 6, 2017, “Child Dignity in the Digital World,” the Congress organized by Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University’s Center for the Protection of Minors, and held at the Gregorian, Oct. 3-6, 2017. Its objective is to highlight the dangers of the Internet and to foster action to protect children and young people. read more
In an address to the members of the Pontifical Academy for Life at the Vatican on October 5, the Holy Father slammed the move towards confusing or eliminating differences between men and women, claiming that “radically neutralizing sexual difference and, therefore, the understanding between man and woman, is not right.”
He explained that this approach “seeks in effect to cancel out such difference, proposing techniques and practices that make it irrelevant for the development of the person and for human relationships.” read more
Published on Oct 5, 2017
Published on Oct 4, 2017
‘A Christian isn’t a prophet of doom’ZENIT STAFF
This morning’s General Audience was held at 9:40 in St. Peter’s Square, where the Holy Father met with groups of pilgrims and faithful from Italy and from all over the world. read more
Published on Oct 3, 2017
Pope Francis’ Mass in BolognaDEBORAH CASTELLANO
Repentant or hypocritical sinner…. Which are you, and which is acceptable to Jesus?
Pope Francis had faithful contemplate this as he presided over a Eucharistic Celebration for the faithful of the Archdiocese of Bologna during his one-day pastoral visit to the northern Italian city, Oct. 1, 2017.
In his homily, Francis recounted the parable of the two sons who, to the father’s request to go to his vineyard, respond: the first says, no, but then goes; the second says yes, but then doesn’t go. read more
Bologna, Italy, Oct 1, 2017 / 12:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday, Pope Francis made a pastoral visit to the cities of Cesena and Bologna, meeting with people from every area of society and encouraging them to give witness to the Gospel in word and deed and sustained by prayer.
“Jesus’ sores remain visible in so many men and women living on the margins of society – even children, marked by suffering, discomfort, abandonment, and poverty,” the Pope said Oct. 1. read more