Do Not Take Pleasure in Others' Mistakes True fraternal reprimand is painful because it is done with love, in truth and humility. Moreover it is unchristian to take pleasure when reprimanding someone. This was the focus of Pope Francis homily Friday during Mass in Santa Marta, on the day when the Church celebrates the Feast Day of the Holy Name of Mary.
2014-2015 Synods Of Bishops On The Family On October 8, 2013, Pope Francis announced that in October 2014 there would be an Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on topics related to the family and evangelization
New Appeal for Peace in Ukraine In recent days, significant steps have been taken to reach a truce in the regions affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine, even though today we have received news that gives little cause for comfort
A Shower of Roses The reason I wrote this book is simply to make it easier to say a beautiful prayer – the Rosary; to contemplate the mysteries of the life of Christ through the eyes of Mother Mary; and to explain the litanies – loving praises from Mary’s children to their Mother – simply and with feeling.
Pope: recognize your sins and be transformed by Christ Pope Francis on his homily inviting the faithful to ask themselves whether they are capable of telling the Lord they are sinners; whether they really believe the Lord has given them a new life; whether they trust in Christ.
Find the Living Jesus in the Gospel We need to proclaim the Gospel with humility not with ‘wise words’ because Jesus Himself is the power of the Word of God, and only those who have an open heart can receive Him said Pope Francis Monday morning, as he resumed his daily mass at Santa Marta after the summer break.
Christian unity not division Pope Francis on Wednesday said that in a Christian community division is one of the worst sins because it comes not from God. He made the comment during weekly General Audience on Wednesday in St Peter’s Square.
II Catholic Social Days for Europe This major event which we call the Social Days, taking place this year in Madrid between 18 and 21 September, is being jointly organised by the two organisations of Europe’s Catholic Bishops, CCEE and COMECE
The Love that Made Mother Teresa The Love That Made Mother Teresa is a simple book about a complex human being. Author David Scott goes to great lengths to itemize his subject matter’s simplicity and paint a vivid portrait of a remarkable life.
Marriage Equality Our bodies have meaning. The conjugal union of a man and a woman is not a factory to produce babies; marriage seeks to create a total community of love, a ‘one flesh’ union of mind, heart and body that includes a willingness to care for any children their bodily union makes together