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Pope's homily: be open and receptive to God's gifts

Pope Francis said Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta on Monday morning. In remarks to the faithful following the readings of the day, the Holy Father focused on the theme of Christian freedom, saying that the follower of Christ is a “slave” – but of love, not of duty, and urging the faithful not to hide in the “rigidity” of the Commandments.

  • February 6, 2017

Pope's homily: full text from feast of the Presentation of the Lord

On Thursday, Pope Francis celebrated a solemn Mass for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, and also commemorated the 21st annual World Day for Consecrated Life.

  • February 2, 2017

Pope's homily: Jesus was always with people but never sought popularity

If we keep our eyes constantly fixed on Jesus, we will discover with surprise that it is he who looks lovingly upon each of us. That was Pope Francis’ message on Tuesday at his morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta.

  • January 31, 2017

Pope's homily: God frees us from fear of everything, the sin that paralyzes Christians

God frees us from the sin that paralyzes us as Christians: faintheartedness, being afraid of everything, which keep us from having memory, hope, courage, and patience. That was the message of Pope Francis during the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Friday.

  • January 27, 2017

Pope's homily: God wants us to be true with Him

Pope Francis on Tuesday explained that doing God’s will doesn’t necessarily mean never getting angry with the Lord.

  • January 24, 2017

Pope's homily: the wonders of the priesthood of Christ

The great wonders of the priesthood of Christ, who offered Himself, once for all, for the forgiveness of sins; and who now intercedes for us before the Father; and who will return to bring us with Him: those are the three stages of the priesthood of Christ highlighted by Pope Francis during his homily at the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta. The Pope also warned of the “unforgivable blasphemy”: blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.

  • January 23, 2017

Pope's homily: ‘Christians need to overcome a self-centred mindset’

Pope Francis has called on Christians to overcome the self-centred mindset of the doctors of the law who know only how to condemn. His words came at the morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta.

  • January 20, 2017

Pope's homily: ‘Christian life is a daily struggle against temptation’

Pope Francis on Thursday invited the faithful to let themselves be drawn by Jesus pointing out that Christian life is a daily struggle against temptation.

  • January 19, 2017

Pope's homily: be courageous, don't use the Church as a parking spot

Be courageous Christians, anchored in hope and capable of enduring dark moments. This was the forceful invitation of Pope Francis at the morning Mass on Tuesday at the Casa Santa Marta. Lazy Christians, on the other hand, are stationary, the Pope said, and for them, the Church is a good parking spot.

  • January 17, 2017

Pope's homily: Get ready to take risks if you want to follow Jesus

During his homily on Friday morning in the Chapel of Santa Marta, Pope Francis said that authentic faith must be ready to take risks and that real hope is the reward.

  • January 13, 2017