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Our effort opens the door to the Holy Spirit

The efforts of Christians are aimed at opening the door of the heart to the Holy Spirit. That was the message of Pope Francis during morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday. The Pope emphasized that conversion, for the Christian, a daily task that leads us to the encounter with Jesus. As an example of this, Francis told the story of a mother suffering from cancer, who gives her all to overcome the illness.

  • October 22, 2015

God seeks us out and his love for us is boundless

Pope Francis says God’s love for us is without limits whereas human beings often lack this generosity and have a tendency to weigh up situations. His words came during his homily at Mass on Tuesday (20th October) celebrated in the Santa Marta residence.

  • October 20, 2015

Love of money is idolatry

Jesus does not condemn wealth, but the attachment to wealth that divides families and causes wars: this was the focus of Pope Francis’ remarks to the faithful at Mass on Monday morning in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta.

  • October 19, 2015

Homily for Sunday Mass with Canonizations

Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis
Mass of the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
with the Rite of Canonization

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Today’s biblical readings present the theme of service. They call us to follow Jesus on the path of humility and the cross.

  • October 18, 2015

Beware of the virus of hypocrisy

We need to pray so as not to be infected by the "virus" of hypocrisy, a self-righteous attitude that seduces with lies that lurk in the shadows. Pope Francis was referring to the words of Jesus in the Gospel, during his homily on Friday at Mass at the Casa Santa Marta.

  • October 16, 2015

‘Beware of those who limit the gratuity of salvation’

Beware of those who limit God’s horizons and reduce the love of God down to our size.  That was at the heart of Pope Francis’ homily at the Mass Thursday morning (Oct.15) at the Casa Santa Marta.

  • October 15, 2015

Discern and watch, even in good times

The Christian must discern all things, even when everything is going well.  That was at the heart of Pope Francis’ homily at Mass on Friday morning in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican.

  • October 9, 2015

Why do good things happen to bad people?

(Vatican Radio) God does not abandon the righteous, while those who sow evil are like strangers, whose names heaven remembers not. This is the lesson Pope Francis drew from the readings of the day at Mass Thursday morning in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican.

  • October 8, 2015

God wants his ministers to be merciful

Pope Francis has warned against having a hard heart that is closed to God’s mercy.

  • October 6, 2015

Pope's Homily at Opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops

The front of St. Peter’s Basilica was lined with green and scarlet as the Synod Fathers gathered around the altar for the opening mass of the Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family on Sunday presided over by the Holy Father, Pope Francis.

  • October 5, 2015