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Pope's homily: The Christian's gaze is on heaven, his feet on earth

The Christian’s place is in the world, in order to proclaim Jesus; but his gaze is turned to heaven in order to be united to Him: that was the message of Pope Francis at the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Friday.

  • May 26, 2017

Pope's homily: A Church without martyrs breeds distrust

On the second anniversary of the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was killed in 1980 by military squadrons linked to the Regime in San Salvador as he defended the poor, Pope Francis recalled Romero’s religious fervor and passion for justice while warning the faithful against a ‘lukewarm’ Church.

  • May 23, 2017

Pope's homily: Open your heart to the Holy Spirit

It is only the Holy Spirit Who can teach us to say: “Jesus is the Lord.” That was the focus of Pope Francis’ reflections during the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Monday. The Holy Father emphasized that we must open our hearts in order to hear the Holy Spirit, and thus be able to bear witness to Christ.

  • May 23, 2017

Pope's homily: True doctrine unites; ideology divides

True doctrine unites; ideology divides. That was the message of Pope Francis in the homily at the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Friday.

  • May 19, 2017

Pope's homily: We must ask the Lord for the gifts of love and joy

Pope Francis has reminded believers that Jesus' love is infinite and true, unlike worldly passions that seek power and vanity.

  • May 18, 2017

Pope's homily: Jesus' peace is real and not the world’s anesthetized peace

True peace is not man-made but a gift of the Holy Spirit. "A peace without a cross is not the peace of Jesus" for it is only the Lord who can give us peace amidst tribulations. This was the central message of the homily of Pope Francis at Mass, Tuesday morning, in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta residence in the Vatican.

  • May 17, 2017

Pope's homily: True peace can't be bought, it's a gift

VATICAN CITY – A peace that can be purchased can provide only a false sense of security that will not last in moments of trial and suffering, Pope Francis said during his early morning Mass.

  • May 16, 2017

Pope's homily: Christians are always on the go in their journey to meet the Lord

Pope Francis said the life of every Christian is a journey and a process during which to deepen the faith.

  • May 11, 2017

Pope's homily: Let us receive the Holy Spirit with docility

“Let us receive the Holy Spirit with docility!” This was Pope Francis’ message during his Tuesday morning homily during Mass celebrated in the Vatican’s Santa Marta residence.

  • May 9, 2017

Pope's homily: Watch out against the sin of resisting the Holy Spirit

Watch out against the sin of resisting the Holy Spirit and always be open to the surprises of God. This was the exhortation of Pope Francis in his homily at Mass, Monday morning, in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta residence in the Vatican. He was commenting on the episode of the Acts of the Apostles where St. Peter confronts the first Christian community regarding being open to pagans who joined the Church. Reflecting on the Acts of the Apostles episode, the Pope stressed that Holy Spirit always moves the Church and the Christian community.

  • May 9, 2017