Pope Francis speaks at his general audience Dec. 13, 2023, in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican. | Credit: Vatican Media

Pope Francis: "The Christian must be open to the word of God and to the service of others"

Dec 13, 2023

Pope Francis on Wednesday closed his catechetical series on apostolic zeal, delivered during his recent general audiences, by noting that the attitude of being open is a duty for every Christian and a precondition for authentically announcing the Gospel. 

Pope Francis greets the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square for his Angelus address on Sept. 24, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: It’s Never "too late" to Receive God’s Love

Sep 24, 2023

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.”

Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Angelus address on Feb. 19, 2023. | Vatican Media

Pope Francis: God Asks us to Love Beyond "the logic of self-interest"

Feb 19, 2023

Instead of acting out of self-interest or convenience, the Lord challenges us to love others in excess “without calculation,” Pope Francis said on Sunday.

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Nov. 14, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

"This world will pass away and only love will remain": Pope Francis

Nov 14, 2021

When one is faced with an important difficult decision, Pope Francis’ advice is to imagine standing before Christ at the “threshold of eternity” because that is what ultimately matters.

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at this Angelus address on Sept. 4, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

Silent Prayer With the Gospel Every Day the “secret to spiritual health”: Pope Francis

Sep 5, 2021

Pope Francis has said that silent prayer with the Gospel is the “secret to spiritual health.”

A reflection proposing the shift from focusing on denouncing to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Transition from “denouncing” to “announcing” Proposed for Extraordinary Missionary Month

Oct 23, 2019

As Catholics across the world continue to live the Extraordinary Missionary Month of October 2019 (EMMOCT2019) by taking the gospel to the periphery, an African missionary priest is reflecting about the gospel and proposing a shift from “denouncing” to “announcing”, the latter taking the form of proclaiming the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ.