Church overcomes conflict by help of Holy Spirit, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- The church resolves conflicts and discerns God's will by patiently listening, discussing and deciding under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said.

  • October 23, 2019

Pope Francis: Make disciples for Christ, not for one's group

VATICAN CITY -- Every Christian is called to be a missionary, sharing the good news of salvation in Christ and making disciples for him, not for oneself or one's clique of like-minded believers, Pope Francis said.

  • October 21, 2019

Wednesday Audience: Evangelization should help, not hinder, closeness to God

VATICAN CITY -- God wants everyone to be saved, which is why those who evangelize must avoid letting their prejudices get in the way of God's plan, Pope Francis said.

  • October 16, 2019

Pope Francis: Jesus unmasks hypocrisy

VATICAN CITY -- Jesus enjoys unmasking hypocrisy, which is the work of the devil, Pope Francis said.

  • October 15, 2019

Pope Francis calls out 'conditional Christians'

VATICAN CITY -- Too many Christians today are "as long as" Christians, obeying God "as long as" God and the church meet their conditions and criteria for what is acceptable, just and righteous, Pope Francis said.

  • October 8, 2019

Wednesday Audience: Preaching is proselytizing without Holy Spirit

VATICAN CITY -- A person who claims to preach the Gospel by convincing people of their beliefs in Jesus is not evangelizing, but proselytizing, Pope Francis said.

  • October 2, 2019

Wednesday Audience: Calumny is a 'diabolical cancer'

VATICAN CITY -- The act of bearing false witness to destroy someone is an attack against the body of the church, Pope Francis said.

  • September 25, 2019

Wealth can help instead of dividing, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Jesus calls on Christians to transform their wealth into a tool of brotherhood and solidarity instead of a corrupt means to divide and discriminate, Pope Francis said.

  • September 23, 2019

Priesthood is a gift, Pope Francis says

VATICAN CITY -- Being a priest is not a job or fulfilling an employment contract but is a gift from God that should be contemplated and treasured as such, Pope Francis said.

  • September 19, 2019

Wednesday Audience: God is not thwarted by sin

VATICAN CITY -- The Catholic Church will endure, despite the frailty and sins of its members, because it is God's project, Pope Francis said.

  • September 18, 2019