Category Archives: Pope’s messages

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: “One who helps others is on the right path to Jesus”

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

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 asks Christians to examine if they are always available to help others, like the Samaritan.

Santa Marta: Imitate the Good Samaritan

Pope Calls on Catholics to Examine Their Own Attitudes

DEBORAH CASTELLANO LUBOV read more

Pope Francis’ Angelus Address: On the Parable of the Wicked Tenants

Pope Francis’ Angelus Address: On the Parable of the Wicked Tenants

“The Great Novelty of Christianity”: “Although Disappointed by Our Mistakes and Our Sins, God Does Not Fail in His Word, He Doesn’t Retaliate!

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

Pope Francis at Santa Marta: Sin is not only a stain for the cleaners to remove

Pope Francis at Santa Marta: Sin is not only a stain for the cleaners to remove

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Oct 6, 2017

SUBSCRIBE 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.

Santa Marta: Sinner Is Our Name, But God Still Waits

Pope Warns Against Our Everyday Sins That Weaken, Sicken the Soul

Mass at Santa Marta © L'Osservatore Romano

Mass At Santa Marta © L’Osservatore Romano

Pope 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

Pope Francis: A society that consumes pornography is not able to effectively protect minors

Pope Francis: A society that consumes pornography is not able to effectively protect minors

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Oct 6, 2017

SUBSCRIBE 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.

Pope: Top Priority Is Protecting Children in This Digital Age

Pontiff to “Child Dignity in the Digital World,” a 1st of a Kind Congress

Angelus, Bologna 10/01/2017 © L'Osservatore Romano

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

POPE FRANCIS BLASTS GENDER IDEOLOGY

POPE FRANCIS BLASTS GENDER IDEOLOGY

Pope Francis Blasts Gender Ideology by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 6, 2017

Reinforces Church teaching that the family is the pillar of society

VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) – Pope Francis is condemning gender ideology by declaring that man and woman, through marriage and fruitfulness, are called to guide and save society, and that ideologies that seek to wipe out differences between sexes are wrong.

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

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: A person without roots is not a happy person

Pope Francis in Santa Marta: A person without roots is not a happy person

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Oct 5, 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 that a population or a person who finds its origin, finds the strength to move forward.

Santa Marta: Recover Your Roots

During Morning Mass, Pope Warns Against Closing in on One’s Self

Mass at Santa Marta © L'Osservatore Romano

Mass At Santa Marta © L’Osservatore Romano

Pope Francis has reminded of the importance of sticking to or recovering one’s roots, especially the spiritual ones. 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 Book of Nehemiah. In it, the prophet tells of Ezra’s reading of the law to the whole assembly of the people before their entering again into Jerusalem, after some 70 years of Babylonian captivity. The Holy Father went on to reflect about the nostalgic tears of Nehemiah, who was cupbearer to the Persian king in Babylon. The Pope also reflected on the “nostalgia of migrants,” those who are, “far from home and want to return.” After so many years of exile, the roots, he stressed, may have been weakened, but were not lost. Recovering the roots “means recovering the sense of belonging of a people,” Pope Francis said. “Without roots,” he continued, “we cannot live: a people without roots or at risk of losing roots, is a sick people.” “A person without roots, who has forgotten his roots, is sick,” he said. “We must think of this psychological self-exile as a disease: it does so much harm. It takes away the roots. It takes away our belonging.” We must, Francis insisted, stay attached to our roots, especially our spiritual ones. Yet, Francis observed, the people persist until they can finally rebuild their city.

Once they did so, the Pope reminded, they cried again, but tears of joy. This joy is their strength, having been far from their roots, far from their people, Francis noted, they can feel belonging; ‘I’m home.’ I am at home.’ read more

Pope Francis says Christians in the Middle East “are true Christians”

Pope Francis says Christians in the Middle East “are true Christians”

ROME REPORTS in English

Published on Oct 4, 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/ “They carry Heaven in their hearts and look beyond,” he said in his catechesis about hope.

Pope’s General Audience: On Missionaries of Hope Today

‘A Christian isn’t a prophet of doom’

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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