Keep hearts open, ready to hold Christ this Christmas, Pope says

VATICAN – Countries with low birthrates suffer from that awful disease called "demographic winter," Pope Francis said in a morning homily.
  • December 19, 2017

God's greatness can be found in the little things, Pope says

VATICAN – God shows his greatness through his tenderness toward his children like a loving father, Pope Francis said.
  • December 13, 2017

Humility not about being polite, but accepting humiliation, Pope says

VATICAN – Like a sprout, humility needs to be nourished so that the Holy Spirit may grow within all Christians, Pope Francis said.
  • December 5, 2017

Pray for your priests, Pope urges at Mass in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh – Ordaining 16 new priests in Bangladesh, Pope Francis kept to his practice of using the formal ritual homily for the occasion. But, as often happens, he also felt a need to speak more personally to the people before him.
  • December 1, 2017

Shout not with your voices, but with your lives, Pope tells Myanmar youth

YANGON, Myanmar – The Catholic young people of Myanmar are “a welcome sound” of encouragement, Pope Francis told them Thursday at a Mass said at St. Mary's Cathedral in Yangon.
  • November 30, 2017

Jesus' love is unstoppable, revealed on the Cross, Pope says

YANGON, Myanmar – Jesus' love "is like a spiritual GPS" that guides people past the everyday obstacles of fear and pride and allows them to find their way to a relationship with God and with their neighbors, Pope Francis said.
  • November 29, 2017

Pope's Homily: 'Shepherds' who seek money, power cause scandal

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Church leaders who are attached to money and try to climb the ladder of success wound the church and destroy people's hope, Pope Francis said.
  • November 13, 2017

Pope's homily: Through example, saints shine God's light in darkness, Pope says

VATICAN – Like stained glass windows, the saints allow the light of God to permeate the darkness of sin in the world, Pope Francis said on the feast of All Saints.

  • November 1, 2017

Pope's homily: Need for power and money is path of clericalism, Pope says

VATICAN – Clericalism is a path taken by those who, unlike the good shepherd, concern themselves with money and power and not with people who are suffering and neglected, Pope Francis said.

  • October 30, 2017

Making room for Holy Spirit entails daily battle against devil, Pope says

VATICAN CITY – Being a Christian means battling the devil and striving for holiness each day, Pope Francis said.
  • October 26, 2017