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Praise the Lord by remembering everything he has done for us, pope says

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 15. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Posted on October 16th, 2014

Do not forget to praise God for all he has done and how he is there to guide people, lowering himself like a loving father who bends down to help his child learn to walk, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.


Church called to keep hope alive, live in joyful expectation, pope says

Pope Francis greets the crowd at the start of his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 15. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Posted on October 15th, 2014

The church of Christ is called to keep the light of hope alive in the world, showing all humanity the path leading to “the merciful face of God” and salvation in Christ, Pope Francis said.


Faith leads to generous love, not fake facades, hypocrisy, pope says

Posted on October 14th, 2014

Faith is not about appearances and superficially following the laws with a heart that resists detaching itself from greed and evil, Pope Francis said in a morning homily.


How Mary’s statue helps in our busy home

Posted on October 14th, 2014

A local Catholic couple explains their devotion to Our Lady of Fatima, and how her image reminds everyone that she is praying for the family, no matter how hectic life becomes.


Put a lock on your heart to avoid temptation, pope says

Posted on October 10th, 2014

The best way to guard one’s heart against the tricks of the devil, Pope Francis said, is with the daily practice of an examination of conscience.


Can laypeople offer blessings?

Posted on October 10th, 2014

Clergy normally offer blessings, but in many cases laypeople appropriately do so — and not just at dinner, writes Father Ken Doyle.


When God says no

Posted on October 10th, 2014

Father John Catoir knows what it’s like to doubt God when a loved one dies. Time does heal, and God’s will takes into account the suffering of others, not just the pain of one person.


Pope recalls another key anniversary in his life: his first Communion

Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Oct. 8. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Posted on October 8th, 2014

Unable to resist telling the world about a personal event that is dear to his heart, Pope Francis said that 70 years ago to the day, he celebrated his first Communion.


Let’s be honest with God, pope says

Pope Francis speaks as he leads an Oct. 4 prayer vigil for the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Posted on October 7th, 2014

When we pray, we should remember with absolute honesty our life story before God “because our history is the story of his love for us,” Pope Francis said during morning Mass. Despite our infidelity, God continues to call us back and offer his grace.


Salvation comes from Jesus, not DIY rules, earthly gurus, pope says

Posted on October 6th, 2014

Jesus, with his gift of mercy, is the source of salvation, not surefire, clear-cut rules and commandments made by people, Pope Francis said.


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