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Imitate St. Pio's life, don't forget poor, marginalized, pope says
Pope Francis gives the homily as he celebrates Mass at the Shrine of St. Pio of Pietrelcina in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, March 17. CNS photo/Paul Haring
Pope Francis gives the homily as he celebrates Mass at the Shrine of St. Pio of Pietrelcina in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, March 17. CNS photo/Paul Haring
SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, Italy  -- Many people admire St. Padre Pio, but too few imitate him, especially in his care for the weak, the sick and those who modern culture treats as disposable, Pope Francis said during Mass at Padre Pio's shrine. More ...
Sunday, March 18, 2018

It takes more than one 'Our Father' to ask for God's help, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Praying for God's intercession takes courage, dogged persistence and patience, said Pope Francis. More ...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Forgiving others requires help from the Holy Spirit, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Forgiving those who have caused pain or offense is not easy, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
No parking zone: Christians need to journey, take risks, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- True Christians take risks to constantly seek out Christ, because they know that receiving God's grace is just the beginning of a lifelong journey toward real joy, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, March 12, 2018
Even when people reject God, his love is never lacking, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- God's love is never lacking, despite people's sins and rejection of his presence in their lives, Pope Francis said at a Lenten penance service. More ...
Friday, March 9, 2018
Don't hold grudges; forgiveness comes from forgiving others, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Christians must let go of resentments and forgive those who have wronged them so that they may experience God's forgiveness, Pope Francis. More ...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Pope: At Mass, God accepts humble gifts, gives abundantly in return
VATICAN CITY  -- God asks so little of people and yet, he gives so much in return, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Confessional is a place of forgiveness, not threats, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Priests must be mindful that the confessional is a place where people can find forgiveness and mercy, not threats and condemnation, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Jesus never abandons people in times of trial, Pope says at parish
ROME -- If people listen to Jesus and do as he urges them, they can be certain that he will see them through even the darkest times, Pope Francis told members of a Rome parish. More ...
Monday, February 26, 2018
Parents who give children up for adoption often are fragile, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- When people are unable to love or accept a child with problems or illness, many times it's because they are too weak themselves to be able to bear someone else's vulnerabilities, Pope Francis told a group of children and young people who are wards of the state. More ...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Fasting during Lent includes sharing, treating others kindly, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Loudly boasting or complaining about fasting during Lent and treating others unkindly is not what God wants, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, February 16, 2018
Lent is time to notice God's work, receive God's mercy, pope says
ROME -- Lent is a time for Christians to get their hearts in sync with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Help people find healing in the wounds of Christ, pope tells priests
VATICAN CITY -- A devotion to and meditation on the five wounds of Christ "may sound a bit medieval," but anyone who recognizes he or she is wounded will find mercy and healing in the passion of Christ, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, February 12, 2018
Lent is time to become aware of false prophets, cold hearts, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Catholics should use the season of Lent to look for signs and symptoms of being under the spell of false prophets and of living with cold, selfish and hateful hearts, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Pope to religious: Your hearts must be open 24-7
VATICAN CITY – Lift up your eyes from your smartphones and see your brothers and sisters, those who share your journey of faith and those who are longing for the Word of life, Pope Francis told consecrated men and women. More ...
Monday, February 5, 2018

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