Articles on this issue "Mass"
'Dear Central Africans, may you look to the future and, strengthened by the distance you have already come, resolutely determine to begin a new chapter in the Christian history of your country, to set out towards new horizons, to put out into the deep.'
Below is the Vatican-provided translationof Pope Francis' homily during the Mass he celebrated this morning at theBarthélémy Boganda Stadium in Bangui: *** We might be astonished, listening …read more
At Mass at University of Nairobi, Pope Reminds Them They Belong to God and He'll Always Be There for Us
Becauseallfaithful belong to God, they should not be afraid and should stand strong in the faith.The Holy Father gave this advice this morning during his homily at the Mass held at the …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Is listening to the Sunday homily necessary to …read more
"God is living in our cities. The Church is living in our cities, and she wants to be like yeast in the dough. She wants to relate to everyone, to stand at everyone’s side, as she proclaims the marvels of the Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Eternal Father, the Prince of Peace"
Here is a Vatican translation of the homily Pope Francis gave this evening at Mass in Madison Square Garden. The phrases in brackets are a ZENIT transcription and translation of the very few …read more
"The wonderful gift of redemption is fully realised in the resurrection of the body and this Solemnity reminds us that the corporeal world is also the subject of the redemption of Christ."
Here is a translation of the homily given by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, during a Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which he …read more
Celebrates 70th Anniversary Mass of Former Pastor’s Ordination
Benedict XVI on Tuesday concelebrated Mass with a priest who is marking the 70th anniversary of his ordination. The priest, Father Gioele Schiavella, was formerly the pastor at the papal …read more
During Mass at Santa Marta, Says Christians Must Remain Faithful to Their God-given Identity
The truth of our Christian identity must be witnessed in our lives, without allowing it to be watered down or lose its flavor. During his daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope …read more
Reflects on the Path of Redemption During Mass at Casa Santa Marta
“The path of our redemption is a path of many failures. Even that last one, that of the cross, is one of scandal. But it is precisely there where love conquers.” This was the reflection given …read more
During Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Francis Says the Church Is About Unity, Not Forming Lobbies to Win
"A Church where its people are always arguing and there are lobbies and people are betraying their brothers and sisters, is a Church where there is no Holy Spirit!" Pope Francis made this …read more
During Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Francis Stresses Love Requires Deeds, Communication
How can you tell it is true love? Pope Francis explored this topic during his daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta this morning. Reflecting on today’s Gospel when Jesus 'asks us to remain in his …read more
Calls on Faithful to "Remain in Christ" to Avoid Becoming Hypocrites
On Sunday, Pope Francis made a pastoral visit to the Roman parish of Santa Maria Regina Pacis (Holy Mary Queen of Peace) in the southern area of Ostia Lido. Prior to his arrival to the …read more
This morning, the Bishop of Rome presided over the ordinations of priests for the diocese of Rome in Saint Peter’s Basilica, andhas given the new priests a list of do's and don'ts. In his …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: In Vietnam, the Eucharistic minister wears a …read more
Pope Francis today offered this morning's Mass at Casa Santa Marta for his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who celebrates his 88th birthday today. "I would like to remind that today …read more
In preaching, the Church's message must always be spoken with frankness and courage, without fear of announcing the truth. These were the words of Pope Francis in his morning homily at Casa …read more