Pope's homily: 'The Cross is not a badge of belonging'

Pope Francis on Tuesday told Christians not to wear the crucifix only as a symbol of belonging but to look to Jesus on the Cross as He who died for our salvation.

  • April 4, 2017

Pope's homily: Jesus' mercy fulfils the law

Pope Francis said Mass in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta on Monday. Reflecting on the Readings of the Day, the Holy Father focused on the significance of Jesus’ fulfilment of the law: what it means, and how He accomplishes it.

  • April 4, 2017

Pope's homily: Be witnesses of life and hope

Pope Francis on Sunday told the faithful not to remain trapped in the rubble of life, but to rise from the rubble and rebuild their lives with the help of God.

  • April 4, 2017

Pope's homily: ‘God weeps when we go astray from His love’

Beware of following fantasies and false idols, for only God loves us and waits for us like a father. That was Pope Francis’ message at Mass on Thursday morning in the Casa Santa Marta.

  • March 30, 2017

Pope's homily: 'To have faith is to live our lives with joy'

Pope Francis on Tuesday encouraged Christians to get on with things, living life with joy.

  • March 28, 2017

Pope's homily: Encounter with God happens in places not normally suspected

Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass in Monza Park for the people of the Archdiocese of Milan, Italy on Saturday during a pastoral visit, reflecting on the annunciation of Jesus as a message of joy at the peripheries of society.

  • March 27, 2017

Pope's homily: We are 'Catholic atheists' if we have hardened hearts

Listen to the Word of God to avoid the risk of a hardened heart. That was Pope Francis’ message in his homily at morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta on Thursday. The Pope pointed out that when we turn away from God and are deaf to His Word, we become unfaithful or even “Catholic atheists.”

  • March 23, 2017

Pope's homily: The confessional is not like the dry cleaners

Pope Francis warned against treating the confessional like the dry cleaners, a place to make a quick transaction, wipe away our sins and steal a false pardon. He also stressed the need for Christians to be truly ashamed of their sins. The Pope's words came during his homily at his Tuesday morning Mass in the Santa Marta residence.

  • March 21, 2017

Pope's homily: May Joseph give us the ability to dream great things

Saint Joseph gives young people “the ability to dream, to risk, and to undertake the difficult tasks that they have seen in dreams.” That was the message of Pope Francis during the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta.

  • March 20, 2017

Pope's homily: Being unsympathetic is a slippery slope towards corruption

The parable of the poor man, Lazarus, lying at the rich man’s door, was at the heart of Pope Francis’ homily at the Santa Marta Mass on Thursday morning. The Pope warned of the risks we run if we have the same uncaring attitude towards the poor and homeless people we see around us today.

  • March 16, 2017