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Jesus Builds the Church on Faith

Pope Francis based his weekly Angelus address on Sunday’s Gospel account of St Peter’s profession of faith in Jesus as “the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Our Lord responds to this confession by re-naming Simon “Peter,” a name meaning “rock.” But, the Pope said, Jesus gives Simon this name “not for his own…

A Healthy Christian is a Joyful Christian

 Pope at Mass: A healthy Christian is a joyful Christian 2014-05-22 Vatican Radio  A healthy Christian is a joyful Christian, even in times of sorrow and tribulation. This was Pope Francis reflection at Mass Thursday morning at Casa Santa Marta. During his homily the Pope returned to one of the recurrent themes of his Pontificate…

The Gift of Knowledge

Pope at Audience: If we destroy Creation, it will destroy us  “With the gift of knowledge, the Spirit leads us to grasp the value and beauty of people and the realities that surround us, but also their limitations”, said Pope Francis Wednesday as he continued his series of lessons dedicated to the seven gifts of…

The Peace Jesus Gives is a Person… the Holy Spirit

Pope at Mass: Let not your heart be troubled Those who welcome the Holy Spirit will have a solid and endless peace, unlike those who choose to “superficially” trust in the tranquility offered by money or power. This was Pope Francis’ message at Mass Tuesday morning in Casa Santa Marta. The peace offered by things…

Problems Cannot be Resolved by Pretending That They do not Exist

Pope Francis on Sunday asked the faithful to pray for victims of floods in Serbia and Bosnia as at least 40 people are reported killed and tens of thousands evacuated in what has been branded the worst flooding on record across the Balkans. Speaking after the Regina Coeli prayer to some 50,000 people present in…

Living Stones Built on Christ the Way, the Truth, and the Life

Living Stones Built on Christ the Way, the Truth and the Life May 18, 2014 by Fr. Roger Landry Fr. Roger J. Landry Today in the readings of Sacred Scripture, we hear about a building plan. In the Gospel, Jesus tells us that he is going to prepare a place for us at his Father’s…

You Are a Gift to the Church

Pope exhorts on ‘right and wrong ways’ to live with suffering  Pope Francis met with members of the Apostolate of the Suffering and with the Silent Workers of the Cross on Saturday in the Paul VI Hall. Among the estimated 5,000 people in attendance, about 350 people were in wheelchairs. The two apostolic associations were…

We Need to Open Three Doors in Order to Know Jesus

Pope Francis: To get to know Jesus we must pray to him, celebrate him and imitate him.  Pope Francis says studying Jesus is not enough to get to know him, we must also pray to him, celebrate him and imitate him. This was the Pope’s core message at Mass on Friday [May 16, 2014] in…

A Christian is a Man of Hope

Pope at Mass: We are not Christian without the Church  There is no such thing as a Christian without the Church, a Christian who walks alone, because Jesus inserted himself into the journey of His people: This was Pope Francis reflection at Mass this morning [May 15, 2014]  in Casa Santa Marta.  Beginning with the…

The Era of Comfortable Catholicism is Over

National Catholic Prayer Breakfast: Era of Comfortable Catholicism Is Over (1900) Speakers Robert George and Cardinal Sean O’Malley told Catholics gathered for the national event to brace for troubled waters — and set out into the deep. by PETER JESSERER SMITH 05/14/2014  WASHINGTON — Catholics at the 10th anniversary of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast…