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.
Headlines are blaring this morning about a comment the Pope made Sunday at a press conference held during his return flight from an apostolic voyage to Armenia which he said that Christians must apologize to gay people. But, as usual, many news agencies are choosing to leave out the rest of his statement in order to bolster their own agendas.
Pope Francis delivered a powerful homily at morning Mass in which he denounced modern day “leeches” – those who take advantage of unemployment desperation to offer workers subpar working conditions without health insurance or pensions – calling this “civilized trafficking” and warning the faithful to develop a “correct relationship” with money.
During a morning Mass celebrated in Santa Marta this week, Pope Francis warned the faithful to avoid becoming a mummified, vagabond, half-way, or stubborn Christian who gets lost along the way of following Christ.