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Pope Francis at Chrism Mass: find joy in the "little things."

"By taking one small step, we make God’s mercy overflow in situations of desolation." → Read More

Read: Pope Francis’ new interview on the struggles of migrants and refugees

"The defense of human beings knows no barriers," says Pope Francis in a conversation with the Italian journal Libertàcivili. → Read More

Pope Francis: the cross is not a badge of belonging

Then the pope asked: “What is the cross for you? Yes, it is the Christian symbol. We make the sign of the cross, but often we do not do it well.” → Read More

Pope Francis: Damned are those who don't care for the poor and homeless

We must ask ourselves, what do I feel when I see on the news that a bomb has fallen on a hospital and lots of poor children have been killed? Do I just say a prayer and go on my way like before? → Read More

Pope Francis: Give us the grace to say war is finished

Pope Francis: “war begins in the heart of a person; it begins at home, in the family, among friends and then goes out into the whole world.” → Read More

Pope Francis: Don't over-intellectualize your faith

The poor and humble people who have faith in the Lord are the victims of the “intellectuals of religion,” and those who are “seduced by clericalism.” → Read More

Full Transcript: Pope Francis gives wide-ranging interview on Catholic-Lutheran relations ahead of visit to Sweden

On Oct. 31 the pope will participate in a ceremony to mark 500 years since the start of the Reformation. → Read More

Pope Francis: Don't become a hypocrite of your faith

“Behind an attitude of rigidity there is always something else in the life of a person. Rigidity is not a gift of God. Meekness is, goodness is, benevolence is, forgiveness is. But rigidity isn’t.” → Read More

Pope Francis: a good shepherd is never embittered, even if deserted by everyone.

“When I go to visit the retirement homes for elderly priests I find so many of these great shepherds who have given their lives for the faithful. There they are, sick, paralyzed, in wheelchairs but you can see them smiling straight away." → Read More

Pope Francis: Reject “cosmetic” religion that is concerned with its outward appearance

"Humility never comes without humiliation. And we see Jesus humiliated on the cross,” said Francis. → Read More

Pope Francis: In our darkest moments we should turn to prayer, not drugs and alcohol

Pope Francis said silence and prayer is the way to overcome our darkest moments, rather than resorting to pills or alcohol to escape from our woes. His comments came during his homily at the morning Mass celebrated on Tuesday at the Santa Marta residence. → Read More

Pope Francis draws out the logic of the Christian faith

The Holy Father reflected on the “logic” of Christian faith—the fundamental way of thinking that arises from real assent to the truth claims that Christianity advances—a logic he described as one of “the day after tomorrow,” that looks forward to the resurrection of the body. → Read More

Full text of Pope Francis' homily for Solemnity of Peter and Paul

The word of God presents a clear central contrast between closing and opening. → Read More

Pope Francis Says Praying for Our Enemies Can Heal Our Heart

“You have heard that it was said, you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” → Read More

Pope Francis: Those who say “this or nothing” are heretics not Catholics

Pope Francis warned on Thursday against an excessive rigidity in the church. → Read More

Christians must be salt and light. How? Pope Francis has a simple answer

Christians, he said, must be salt and light, but never self-serving. → Read More

Pope: 'The Beatitudes Guide Us On the Path of Christian Life'

He described them as the roadmap for Christian life. → Read More

Pope Francis: Holiness is a journey that takes courage, hope and daily conversion

"Holiness is a journey; holiness cannot be bought. It can’t be sold. It cannot be given away." → Read More

Pope Francis: The identity card of the Christian is the joy of the Gospel

No Christian can exist without joy: that’s what Pope Francis said in his homily at Mass Monday morning in the chapel of the Santa Marta guesthouse. The pope stressed that even through life’s difficulties, the Christian knows he can trust in Jesus and find hope. The pope also reminded the faithful they should not allow riches to dominate their lives because they ultimately lead to sadness. → Read More

Pope Francis: Christians must overcome the temptation to be social climbers who seek power

None of us, he stressed, can say “I am a holy and pure person.” → Read More