Pope’s prayers for politicians

On Monday morning, 16 September, during his first celebration of Mass at Santa Marta since the summer break, Pope Francis’ invited the faithful to be close to politicians. The Holy Father’s homily was inspired by the day’s reading, taken from Saint Paul’s First Letter to Timothy (1 Tim 2:1-8) in which the Apostle calls for…

Homily of the Holy Father

HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS Vatican BasilicaXXX Sunday of Ordinary Time, 27 October 2019 The word of God today helps us to pray through three figures: in Jesus’ parable both the Pharisee and the tax collector pray, while the first reading speaks of the prayer of a poor person. 1. The prayer of the Pharisee begins in this…

World Mission Day

HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS Vatican BasilicaXXIX Sunday of Ordinary Time, 20 October 2019 I would like to reflect on three words taken from the readings we have just heard: a noun, a verb and an adjective. The noun is the mountain: Isaiah speaks of it when he prophesies about a mountain of the Lord, raised above…

Latest Canonizations

It’s Official: Saint John Henry Newman, Canonized by Pope Francis in Rome Along with Four Other New SaintsOCTOBER 13, 2019 13:08DEBORAH CASTELLANO LUBOVPOPE AND HOLY SEE This morning, in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass and presided over the rite of the canonization of the Blessed: John Henry Newman (1801-1890), Cardinal of the Holy…