Pope Francis during his weekly Angelus highlighted the two different ways of approaching God, one based on fear and the other on trust.
The pope also warned that today there are many obstacles to having a genuine moment of inward reflection.
During the Sunday Angelus on Nov. 5, Pope Francis warned against living a double life, highlighting the dangers it presents for authentic Christian witness.
“Holiness is a gift of God, which we’ve received at baptism. And if we let it grow, it can completely change our lives,” Pope Francis said.
At the Vatican, Pope Francis will mark this holy and significant season with prayer and two liturgies.
During his Sunday Angelus message, Pope Francis expressed that the love of God and the love of neighbor are inextricably bound together.
During Sunday’s Angelus, Pope Francis spoke to the faithful on the importance of the correct relationship between the Church and the state.
Do not forget to be grateful to God for the free gift of your life and faith, Pope Francis said in his weekly message at the Vatican on Sunday.
The pope spoke one day after he gave a strong condemnation of euthanasia on his return flight from Marseille, France, saying there is such a thing as “bad compassion.”
In his Angelus, the pope said forgiving is “not a good deed that we can choose to do or not do” but “a fundamental condition for those who are Christians.”
Christ is with us and walking beside us in our daily journey through life, including our struggles to be holy, Pope Francis said Sunday.
Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the faithful to adopt a “spirit of service,” pointing to the example of the Blessed Mother who went in haste to help her expectant cousin Elizabeth.
In times of fear and difficulty, call on Jesus, who has already conquered the powers of evil, Pope Francis said on Sunday.
At the Angelus on Sunday, July 16, Pope Francis reflected on the parable of the sower and encouraged parents not to give in to “fashions” of the world and to continue to sow goodness and faith in their children.
The residents of three rich cities in the time of Jesus were incapable of marveling at his works and message, Pope Francis noted, seeing in their example a warning for the faithful of today.
Every baptized person is called to be a modern-day prophet, living as a witness of Jesus to others, Pope Francis said on Sunday.
In Pope Francis’ Angelus address Thursday on the solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, the Holy Father reflected on the different meanings of the first pope’s name, which he said can mean “rock, stone, or pebble.”
Pope Francis has urged Christians not to be afraid of suffering criticism, economic loss, and persecution for being faithful to what the Church teaches.
Pope Francis appeared in the window of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Sunday to make his first public speech since his release from the hospital on Friday.