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True charity means focusing on Jesus and the poor, pope says

VATICAN CITY -- The charity of the Catholic Church must be born from prayer before "the fixed tabernacle and mobile tabernacles" -- adoring Jesus in the Eucharist and ministering to him in the poor and needy, Pope Francis said.

  • May 24, 2019

General Audience: Have audacity to call God 'Father'

VATICAN CITY -- The Holy Spirit gives Christians the courage and the strength needed to engage in a loving dialogue with God that is like the dialogue of a child with his or her father, Pope Francis said.

  • May 22, 2019

Regina Coeli: Loving like Jesus loves leads to dialogue, fraternity, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- When Jesus gave his disciples the "new commandment" to love others as he loved them, what was "new" was the call to love completely, without counting the cost, Pope Francis said.

  • May 21, 2019

Conscientious objection must be respectful, Pope Francis tells health care workers

VATICAN CITY -- When doctors, nurses and health care workers conscientiously object to a procedure to protect the life and dignity of their patients, they must do so respectfully, Pope Francis said.

  • May 17, 2019

Promote 'culture of resurrection,' pope tells Christian Brothers

VATICAN CITY -- Like their founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle, the Christian Brothers' must continue their educational mission and restore life to areas where poverty and suffering have taken away the hope of a future, Pope Francis said.

  • May 16, 2019

Imitate God by being merciful to others, Pope said

VATICAN – The season of Lent is a time for Christians to reflect on and practice the mercy of God toward others and not waste away sitting in judgment of others, Pope Francis said.
  • March 18, 2019

Lent is a time to chip away at hypocrisy, Pope Francis says

VATICAN – Lent is a time to ask for God's grace to chip away at hypocrisy, which is seen in the natural human attempt to appear "worthier than we are," Pope Francis said.
  • March 8, 2019

Give up gossiping for Lent, Pope Francis suggests

ROME – Lent is a good time to concentrate on fighting the urge to gossip about others and instead trying to correct one's own faults and defects, Pope Francis said.
  • March 4, 2019

God's wrath is just as great as his mercy, Pope says

VATICAN – Christians must not take advantage of God's forgiveness -- selfishly repeating sin after sin -- because God's wrath for those who refuse to change their ways is just as great as his mercy, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.
  • February 28, 2019

Poverty, humility needed to give authentic witness of faith, Pope Francis says

VATICAN – Those who proclaim the Gospel must embrace humility and poverty to give an authentic witness to faith and not use others to climb the ladder of success, Pope Francis said.
  • February 7, 2019