"Let us begin this journey
of brotherhood in love, and mutual trust."

(Pope Francis first speech as pope)


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Beliefs Church Faith Idolatry Indifference Jesus Judgement People Pessimism Unity

Christians, be a little bit more normal

By on January 26, 2022
“How many times do we hear: ‘Come on, you Christians, be a little bit more normal, like other people, be reasonable!’ This is real snake charmer’s talk: ‘Come on, just be like this, okay? A little bit more normal, don’t be so rigid …’ But behind it is this:…


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Beliefs Holy Spirit Jesus Truth

How does the Holy Spirit act in our life?

By on January 26, 2022
So how does the Holy Spirit act in our life and in the life of the church in order to guide us to the truth? First of all, he recalls and impresses in the hearts of believers the words Jesus spoke. Engraved in our hearts and becomes with in…


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Compassion Economic Justice

To work alongside the neediest

By on January 26, 2022
“To serve means to work alongside the neediest, first of all to establish a close human relationship with them, based on solidarity. Solidarity—this word elicits fear in the developed world. They try not to say it. It is almost a dirty word for them. But it’s our word!”
― Pope…


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Jesus Joy

Joy: a Christian can never be sad!

By on January 26, 2022
“And here the first word that I wish to say to you: joy! Do not be men and women of sadness: a Christian can never be sad! Never give way to discouragement! Ours is not a joy born of having many possessions, but of having encountered a Person: Jesus,…


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Faith

Crossing the threshold of faith

By on January 25, 2022
“Crossing the threshold of faith means that we keep our eyes filled with wonder and do not let our hearts grow accustomed to laziness. It means that we are able to recognize that each time a woman gives birth to a child it is yet another bet placed for…


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Beliefs Worship

Worshiping the Lord

By on January 25, 2022
“What does it mean, then, to worship God? It means learning to be with him; it means that we stop trying to dialogue with him; and it means sensing that his presence is the truest, the most good, the most important thing of all. All of us, in our…


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Acceptance Communication Faith Jesus Lifestyle Trust

True life in Christ

By on January 25, 2022
Where there is true life in Christ, there follows an openness to others, and so a going out from oneself to encounter others in the name of Christ.

– Pope Francis


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Failure

World Youth day 2016 – Opting for ease and convenience

By on January 25, 2022
It is very sad to pass through life without leaving a mark. But when we opt for ease and convenience, for confusing happiness with consumption, then we end up paying a high price indeed: we lose our freedom.

~Pope Francis, World Youth day 2016


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Beliefs Faith Hope Inspiration Love Sacraments

The importance of being close to Jesus

By on January 25, 2022
“to start anew from Christ means being close to him, being close to Jesus. Jesus stresses the importance of this with the disciples at the Last Supper, as he prepares to give us his own greatest gift of love, his sacrifice on the cross. Jesus uses the image of…


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Faith Responsibility

He closes himself off from God’s surprises

By on January 25, 2022
Conduct typical of the scholars of law, hypocrisy in them, a formal adherence to the law that hides very deep wounds. Devout from the outside, but inside, on the inside… hypocrites. These are men who live attached to the letter of the law but who neglect to love; men…

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Pope Francis Tweets

Today I ask you to pray for peace in #Ukraine: Let us ask the Lord to grant that the country may grow in the spirit of brotherhood, and that divisions will be overcome. May the prayers that today rise up to heaven touch the minds and hearts of world leaders.