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Force of faith

Force of faith

By Carol Glatz WEARING armour and carrying mediaeval-era weaponry – halberds and swords – is not enough. Pope Francis told Swiss Guards they should always be armed with a pocket-edition of the Gospel and a rosary. In addition to serving and protecting the pope, a Swiss Guard “is a Christian with genuine faith”, he told members of the corps on ... Read More »

Keeping our gaze on Jesus Christ

Keeping our gaze on Jesus Christ

This is Pope Francisí homily for Divine Mercy Sunday ST John, who was in the Upper Room with the other disciples on the evening of the first day after the Sabbath, tells us that Jesus came and stood among them, and said, “Peace be with you” and he showed them his hands and his side (John 20:19-20); he showed them ... Read More »

Bend low

Bend low

TO enter Christ’s empty tomb like the disciples and see that he has risen, Christians today also must “bend down”, Pope Francis said in his Easter message. “Love has triumphed over hatred. Life has conquered death. Light has dispelled the darkness,” he told tens of thousands pilgrims in St Peter’s Square on Easter Sunday (April 5). At the end of ... Read More »

Pope says a ‘good Easter’ requires making Jesus’ passion one’s own

Pope says a ‘good Easter’ requires making Jesus’ passion one’s own

FOR a “good Easter”, Christians must do more than simply recall the passion of Jesus during Holy Week; they must “enter into the mystery” of the Easter Triduum and make Jesus’ feelings and attitudes their own, Pope Francis said. During his general audience yesterday (April 1), he also recalled the “true martyrs” of today, men and women who “offer their ... Read More »

Imitate Jesus’ humility and service, Pope says at Palm Sunday Mass

Imitate Jesus’ humility and service, Pope says at Palm Sunday Mass

FROM modern-day martyrs to those who quietly care for the sick or elderly, Pope Francis remembered all those who “sacrifice themselves daily”, following Jesus in serving others and giving witness to the Gospel. In overcoming the daily temptations of power and pride, the Pope said at Palm Sunday Mass, Christians can look to those who, “in silence and hiddenness, sacrifice ... Read More »

Pope says prayers, not ‘gossip’, needed for successful synod on family

Pope says prayers, not ‘gossip’, needed for successful synod on family

POPE Francis has asked Catholics to pray each day for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the family. He also appealed for the Church so that it could be even more “dedicated and united in the witness of the truth of God’s love and mercy for the families of the world, (with) no one excluded either inside or outside the ... Read More »

Welcome children, learn from them, Pope says

Welcome children, learn from them, Pope says

CHILDREN are a blessing for humanity and for the Church, bringing new life and energy to families and society, Pope Francis said. Unfortunately, he said, too often children were society’s “great rejected ones, because they aren’t even allowed to be born!” Continuing a series of general audience talks about the family yesterday (March 18), Pope Francis said it was troubling ... Read More »

Called to a Holy Year of Mercy

Called to a Holy Year of Mercy

POPE Francis announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, to highlight the Catholic Church’s “mission to be a witness of mercy”. “No one can be excluded from God’s mercy,” the Pope said on March 13, marking the second anniversary of his pontificate by leading a Lenten penance service in St Peter’s Basilica. “I frequently have thought about how ... Read More »

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