Pope Francis baptized 28 infants during Mass in the Sistine chapel yesterday and when some of the babies began to cry during the service, he told the mothers present to feel free to feed their babies “just as Mary breastfed Jesus.”
During Sunday’s Angelus address, Pope Francis marked the beginning of the new liturgical year and the First Sunday of Advent by calling upon the faithful to avoid being dominated by the things of the world this season so that we can let ourselves be “surprised by life” as it presents itself each day.
Pope Francis has issued a new apostolic letter Misericordia et misera in which he proposes a number of ways to continue the celebration of mercy, one of which is the extension of the power to forgive the sin of abortion to all priests. Read the rest…
While speaking at a church in Georgian capital of Tbilisi on Saturday afternoon, Pope Francis warned against the “global war to destroy marriage” and specifically cited gender theory as the “great enemy of marriage” today.
Pope Francis tackled the great evil of vanity during Mass today, asking what good does it do for us to put “make up” on our lives, pretending to be who we are not, making ourselves look like something we are not, when we will only end up as food for worms?
During his Angelus address for the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for women, expressing his hope that women who are “enslaved to the arrogance of the powerful” may be allowed to have a life of “peace, justice and love.”
As the Olympic Games prepare to get underway in Rio de Janiero, Pope Francis took a moment to send a blessing and heartfelt wishes to all participants to “fight the good fight” and finish the race in solidarity with one another.
More than 1.5 million young Catholics gathered for Mass at Campus Misericordia in Poland yesterday morning to be reassured that “God is your biggest fan” and to hear that the next World Youth Day will be held in Panama City in 2019.