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Pope's prayer suggestion: Remember when you first met Jesus
Pope Francis waves as he leaves his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 22. CNS photo/Paul Haring
Pope Francis waves as he leaves his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 22. CNS photo/Paul Haring
VATICAN CITY -- In every relationship, including one's relationship with Jesus, it is important to remember that "first encounter," that initial, life-changing moment of love, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, April 24, 2015

Pope: Church is made of martyrs; leaders must respond to victims' cries
VATICAN CITY -- With so many women and men being killed because of their faith in Christ, the church today is a church of martyrs, Pope Francis said in a morning homily. More ...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Pope Francis warns against worldliness, pagan living
VATICAN CITY -- To avoid living like pagans, Christians must guard against the temptation of "slipping toward worldliness and power" and of seeking Jesus only to fulfill their material interests, said Pope Francis. More ...
Monday, April 20, 2015
Don't seek humiliation, but when it comes react like Jesus, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Christians are not masochists who go looking for martyrdom, but when faced with persecution, humiliation or even just the daily annoyance of a person who makes them angry, what they must seek is to react like Jesus would, Pope Francis said. More ...
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Obedience to God means openness to him, to others, to change, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- An inability to dialogue and to accept that God may be doing new things are signs of disobedience to God, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, April 16, 2015
War of the sexes: Gender theory is the problem, not solution, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Eradicating male and female identities does nothing to solve the problem of unfair or disrespectful treatment based on people's gender, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Harmony, sharing, patience are signs of Spirit's presence, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The presence of the Holy Spirit makes Christian communities places of harmony and sharing where wealth is not accumulated, but put at the service of the needy, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Do more to help the poor, pope tells leaders at Summit of the Americas
VATICAN CITY -- With an obligation to lead and protect everyone in their nations, government officials cannot be content "to hope that the poor collect the crumbs that fall from the table of the rich," Pope Francis said in a message to the Summit of the Americas. More ...
Monday, April 13, 2015
Pope says children are never a mistake, calls adults to responsibility
VATICAN CITY -- Children are never a "mistake" and no sacrifice is too great for an adult to make so that children can feel their worth, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Share Easter joy, defend persecuted Christians, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Christians live the joy of the Resurrection when they share a smile with someone, weep with those who mourn and defend the rights of those persecuted for their faith, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, April 6, 2015
Easter Vigil at the Vatican
Pope Francis carries a candle in procession as he arrives to celebrate the Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 4. More ...
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Pope to priests: Exhaustion is part of ministry; find renewal in Christ
VATICAN CITY -- Priestly ministry is hard, sometimes lonely or dangerous work serving the neediest with an open, vulnerable heart, Pope Francis told the world's priests More ...
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Pope says a 'good Easter' requires making Jesus' passion one's own
VATICAN CITY -- For a "good Easter," Christians must do more than simply recall the passion of Jesus during Holy Week; they must "enter into the mystery" of the Easter Triduum and make Jesus' feelings and attitudes their own, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Imitate Jesus' humility and service, pope says at Palm Sunday Mass
VATICAN CITY -- From modern-day martyrs to those who quietly care for the sick or elderly, Pope Francis remembered all those who "sacrifice themselves daily," following Jesus in serving others and giving witness to the Gospel. More ...
Monday, March 30, 2015
Joy comes from faith, not doctrine, pope says
VATICAN CITY -- God's law is about love for God and for others, not cold, abstract doctrine, Pope Francis said at a morning Mass. More ...
Thursday, March 26, 2015

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