Pope Francis today assured that Christ is coming into our lives this Christmas and is asking for a response like Mary's, but warned that we might be too busy to pay attention. The Pope made this reflection today during his address before praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter's Square. He ...read more
Pope Francis is calling on Vatican employees to examine which areas of their lives need healing. Expressing his heartfelt thanks to each and best wishes for Christmas, the Pope addressed the employees today. He encouraged them to do an examination of conscience, in preparation for Christmas and the New Year, an...
As Christmas Day is right around the corner, Pope Francis is affirming that faith can truly "move mountains." Speaking to nearly 8,000 members and associates of the Pope Saint John XXIII Community on Saturday in the Vatican, the Pope reminded them that when there is faith, disinterest and misery can be combatted....
Shortly before noon today, Pope Francis met with employees of the Holy See and of Vatican City State, with their families, for the exchange of Christmas greetings. Here is a translation of his address. * * * It was pride that transformed angels into devils; it is humility that renders men like the angles (...
A man is overcome by great awe when he considers the miracle of God descending, abiding in a mother's womb, assuming a human body with his divine essence, willingly growing in his mother's uterus for nine months, and the fact that this womb made of flesh was able to carry such fire -- a flame abiding in this delicate body without burning it. ~ Ephrem the Syrian
Words related to maintaining a strong spiritual life and persevering in sport are often the same. Pope Francis made this observation in the Vatican this morning when addressing executives and …read more
For the first time in many years, a Christmas Day Mass for Catholic travelers will be celebrated at Denver International Airport. The Mass will be held on Thursday, Dec. 25, at 2p.m. in the …read more
The work of an ambassador is a work of small steps, of little things, but which always seeks to make peace, bringing the hearts of peoples closer, and sowing fraternity among the nations. …read more
Pope Francis says even when we do not understand the difficulties of life, we must realize that God, our loving father, has a plan and is there to save his children. According to Vatican …read more
Pope Francis says that despite open questions in ecumenical dialogue, Christians should not resign themselves to a lack of unity and should instead "concentrate on the next step possible." …read more