Author: Catholic News Agency
Pope: Love demands ‘all possible assistance’ be given to sick and dying
God’s love requires that we give our best to each and every one of our brothers and sisters, even those who are in the final stage of their life, Pope Francis said during his Regina Coeli address Sunday.
Francis shares a sweet treat with Rome’s poor for feast of St. George
I-scream, you-scream, Pope Francis screamed… ‘gelato!’ on the feast of his patron saint, George, offering some 3,000 ice creams to homeless served in Caritas soup kitchens and shelters around Rome.
The sign of the cross is our badge, Pope Francis says
On Wednesday Pope Francis said that to make the sign of the cross is to mark ourselves as Christians, and that it is something we should do often to remind ourselves that we belong to God.
Pope urges Catholics to be moved by joy of the resurrection
On Sunday Pope Francis visited a Roman parish, telling Mass-goers to allow themselves to be moved by the immense joy of the resurrection, which overcomes sin and renews believers, allowing them to have a youthful heart.
Pope Francis issues exhortation praising the ‘middle class’ of holiness
Pope Francis released an apostolic exhortation in which he aims to “repropose” the universal call to holiness — which he says is the mission of life for every person.
In April, Pope Francis prays for people with economic responsibility
In his prayer video for the month of April, Pope Francis requested prayers for those who have a large responsibility when it comes to economic affairs, that they will always value what is good for the human person over profit.
Pope Francis to issue apostolic exhortation on holiness
Pope Francis will next week publish an apostolic exhortation on holiness titled Gaudete et exsultate, or “Rejoice and be glad”, the Vatican announced Thursday.
Celebrate Christ’s resurrection with community, Pope says Easter Monday
On Easter Monday, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to celebrate Easter with their community of family and friends, taking time to renew the brotherhood and sisterhood that is a fruit of the Lord’s resurrection.
On Easter, Pope asks: How will you respond to the resurrection?
On Easter morning Pope Francis said God’s announcement to his people always comes as a surprise, like the shock of the disciples who found Jesus’ tomb empty after his resurrection, and told Christians not to waste time responding to the good news they’ve been given.
At Stations of the Cross, Pope asks for grace to be ashamed of our sins
During his annual Good Friday Via Crucis at the Colosseum, Pope Francis made a heartfelt prayer asking God to give Christians the grace to be ashamed of their sins, to repent and beg for mercy, and to have hope that his love is stronger than death.