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A life built on trust in God is built on solid ground, Pope says
Pope Francis celebrates morning Mass in the chapel of his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae, at the Vatican Dec. 6. CNS photo/Vatican Media
Pope Francis celebrates morning Mass in the chapel of his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae, at the Vatican Dec. 6. CNS photo/Vatican Media
VATICAN CITY  – Christians are not people of faith in name only, Pope Francis said; they trust in God, base their lives on his truth and seek to act on the teachings of Jesus. More ...
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Prayer is a constant learning experience, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Jesus' way of praying to his father throughout his life is a reminder for Christians that prayer is more than asking God for something but is a way of establishing an intimate relationship with him, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Advent is time of vigilance and prayer, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Christians can turn Christmas into a "pagan" or "mundane" holiday by focusing on the gifts and the tree rather than on the birth of Jesus and his promise to come again, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, December 3, 2018
Pope tells kids battling cancer to talk to their guardian angel every day
VATICAN CITY – It is not easy living with cancer, but there is always some kind of victory that awaits each person on the horizon, Pope Francis told young oncology patients from Poland. More ...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Pope: Consumerism is the enemy of generosity
VATICAN CITY  –The desire to spend vast amounts on shopping and needless extravagances can prevent Christians from being generous with others, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Kingdom based on love, not power, brings true peace, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Jesus showed his authority as king not through the power of weaponry, violence or deceit but by the power of his love for the world through his death on the cross, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, November 26, 2018
Helping others can change the world, Pope tells young people
VATICAN CITY – In a video message to young men and women around the world, Pope Francis called on them to provoke an uprising of change by serving others. More ...
Thursday, November 22, 2018
World looks the other way at Christian persecution, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Love for neighbor means being close to people, especially those facing oppression and violence for being Christian, and engaging in charitable work that that reflects Christian values and promotes interreligious dialogue, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, November 16, 2018
Love for Christ is shown in love for poor, suffering, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Christians in Latin America must hold fast to their traditions, which are rooted in love for Christ and especially in remaining close to the marginalized and downtrodden, Pope Francis said. More ...
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Pope to scientists: Help protect health of planet and its people
VATICAN CITY – Scientists worldwide must serve humanity and the health of the planet, which means they must also propose viable solutions to problems and persuade government leaders and policymakers to implement them, Pope Francis said. More ...
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Eucharist creates the communion the world needs, Pope says

VATICAN CITY -- Even in societies increasingly marked by divisions and prejudice, Catholics gather every Sunday "in the Lord's name and acknowledge that they are brothers and sisters," Pope Francis said.

The communion with Jesus and with others that happens at each celebration of the Eucharist must extend beyond the walls of the Church and transform societies with the good news of salvation in Jesus and greater harmony among people, the Pope said Nov. 10 at a meeting with members of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses.

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Monday, November 12, 2018
Sacraments are not for sale, Pope says at Mass
VATICAN CITY -- The sacraments are gifts from God that are given freely and are not a way for the Church to fill up its coffers to cover expenses, Pope Francis said. More ...
Friday, November 9, 2018
People unwilling to be challenged by God's mercy will grumble, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- The sin of grumbling and complaining is often triggered by a desire to avoid being challenged or upset by seeing Christ's unexpected mercy at work, Pope Francis said More ...
Thursday, November 8, 2018
People unable to give have become slaves to possessions, Pope says
VATICAN CITY -- Life is for loving, not amassing possessions, Pope Francis said. More ...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Pope: Christians can't pick and choose which neighbor to love
VATICAN CITY -- The Commandment to love one's neighbor does not mean Christians get to choose who gets help and who doesn't, Pope Francis said. More ...
Monday, November 5, 2018

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