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It Hurts me to see them using mobile phones..... Pope Francis. Nov 11, 2017

It hurts me to see them using mobile phones in Mass (lay, priests and bishops).......



It bothers Pope Francis when people take photos of him with their mobile phones during Mass, especially if the person is a priest or bishop.



It upsets me when I celebrate Mass in the square or in the basilica and I see so many mobile phones in the air, not only…
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Conversion is Changing a Worldly Heart with the Strength of Christ. Nov 7, 2017

Conversion is Changing a Worldly Heart with the Strength of Christ..........



Pope Francis explained that Jesus asks each person to carry out an interior change. 



Changing our way of thinking, changing our way of feeling. Your heart, which was worldly, pagan, now becomes Christian with the strength of Christ: to change, this is conversion. And changing your manner of acting: your works…
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All Saints Day Today. November 1, 2017

All Saints Day Today.........

All are called to be saints if they maintain an open heart-- Pope Francis
"'But Father, one can be a saint in everyday life?'

"Yes, yes you can.

'But this means that we have to pray all day?' 

No! No, what it means is that you have to do your daily duty: pray, go to work, take care of the children, and do it all with an…
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Idolatry of Money Starves Many People to Death. Pope Francis. October 24, 2017

Idolatry of Money Starves many People to Death...............



Pope Francis spoke about those enslaved to money. He criticized those who accumulate money at the expense of the weak. 



Even today, there are these people hungering for money and earthly possessions, people who have a lot compared to the hungry children who lack medicines and education and who are abandoned. This is an an idolatry that…

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Death Teaches us that our Pride, Anger and Hatred, are only Vanity. Pope Francis. Oct 20, 2017

Death Teaches us that our Pride, Anger and Hatred, are only Vanity........

 
Pope Francis



The pope spoke of the Christian attitude toward death. He explained that in the Gospel Jesus demonstrated that it is normal to feel pain at the loss of a loved one, and it is not contrary to hope. He also said that one…
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Christians must be 'missionaries of hope,' Pope Francis saysTrue Christians are not sad or gloomy, but have the specific task of being bearers of hope and not only with their words, but with actions …

Christians must be 'missionaries of hope,' Pope Francis says



True Christians are not sad or gloomy, but have the specific task of being bearers of hope and not only with their words, but with actions as simple as a smile or an act of charity. It is encouraging to know that the disciples “are announcers of Jesus' resurrection not only in word, but with facts and with the testimony of their…

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Pope Francis: Familiarity with Jesus Sets us Free. October 3, 2017

Pope Francis: Familiarity with Jesus Sets us Free.......



Those who hear the Word of God and act on it: this is the concept of the family for Jesus, a concept of family that is “wider than that of the world.” That was the focus of Pope Francis’ homily at the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta. In the Gospel reading, Jesus says that it is precisely those who come to Him, and listen to His preaching, who are His…
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Draw Near to those who Suffer. Pope Francis. Sept 26, 2017

Draw Near to Those who Suffer......



“Compassion,” “drawing near,” “to restore.” At the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis prayed to the Lord, that He might give us “the grace” to have compassion for all those who are suffering; to draw near to these people in order to “take them by the hand” to restore them to the place of “dignity that God wills for them.”



The Holy Father was…

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Youthful, Searching Heart Fans Flame of Love. Pope Francis. Set 1, 2017

Youthful, Searching Heart Fans Flame of Love.............





Pope Francis invited the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday to have a youthful, searching heart, one full of desire for life and happiness.



It is this restless heart, he said, which allows one to come to Jesus. Reflecting on the call of the first disciples, the Pope said, “Jesus appears in the Gospels as an expert on…

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Thought for the Day: Be Creative. Pope Francis. August 4, 2017

Be Creative............



Pope Francis has sent a message to an International Catechetical Symposium which is taking place at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina in Buenos Aires, and has as its theme “blessed are those who believe”. In the message to the symposium, the Holy Father points out that “being a catechist is a vocation of service in the Church, that has been received as a gift from the Lord and must…

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Jesus not only Sows the Seed, He'll Pull the Thorns. Pope Francis, July 25, 2017

Jesus not only Sows the Seed, He’ll Pull the Thorns.......



Pope Francis said that in the parable of the seed and the sower Jesus invites us to reclaim the ‘soil’ of our hearts by bringing to him, in prayer and Confession, the stones and thorns in need of healing. Jesus invites us today to look inward: to give thanks for our good ground and to work on the ground not yet good. Let us ask ourselves if our heart is open to…

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How to Face Life's Difficulties. Pope Francis. July 11, 2017

How to Face Life's Difficulties.......



Pope Francis explained that God understands that life is hard, but at the same time, invites people not to remain stuck in the difficulties and problems that afflict the heart.



Many times, when faced with one of life's burdens or a situation that causes us pain, we try to talk to someone who listens to us, with a friend or an expert... Though this does a lot…

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Let Yourself be Shaken by the Holy Spirit. Pope Francis. May 30, 2017

Let yourself be Shaken by the Holy Spirit........



Pope Francis emphasized that if one does not listen to the Holy Spirit, his or her heart is both cold and closed.



"Let yourself be shaken by the Holy Spirit: 'Eh, I felt this…  But Father, isn’t that being sentimental?' - No, it may be, but no. If you're on the right track, you're not being sentimental. 'I felt the urge to do this, to go to visit…

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A Costly Mistake. May 27, 2017

A Costly Mistake.........

O Lord, let me suffer anything rather than hurt others.


An intern's refusal to treat a 62 year old man was termed a "mistake" when the man died two days later. The deceased, refused admission to the hospital, was found dead in his bedroom, An autopsy showed the right side of his chest was filed with pus and the right lung was…
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God is Moved by our Sadness and Disappointment. Pope Francis. May 22, 2017

God is Moved by our Sadness and Disappointment, and Says our Name......





Pope Francis continued his weekly catechetical cycle on hope, this time centered on Mary Magdalene, the first person to see the risen Jesus. She had approached the tomb very depressed because she thought that the corpse had been stolen. Then, Jesus appeared to her. 



"How beautiful to think that the first appearance of the…

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Pope Francis in Fatima. May 16, 2017

Pope Francis in Fatima: God is not a ruthless judge restrained by Mary's arm



Pope Francis walked the Sanctuary's esplanade  to the "Capelinha", occasionally stopping to greet the young pilgrims or to collect their letters.



However, the festive atmosphere was instantly transformed as soon as the Pope sat in silence to pray before the image of Our Lady. The esplanade went quiet to accompany him in…

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Faith is Concrete because God became Man. Pope Francis . April 25, 2017

Faith is Concrete because God Became Man.........



Pope Francis spoke about the importance and concreteness of the faith. He said because God was made man, faith coincides with the strength and freedom given by the Holy Spirit.  
"Sometimes we forget that our faith is concrete: the Word has become flesh, no idea has been made: it has become flesh. When we recite the Creed, we all say concrete things: 'I…
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To Give to Others is to Give Hope. Pope Francis. April 15, 2017

To Give to Others is to Give Hope................



Pope Francis explained the meaning of Holy Week. He remembered that, paradoxically, Jesus was received with much enthusiasm in Jerusalem.



"Many of the people who came with palms to receive him did so with worldly expectations: they looked for miracles, prodigies, the expulsion of invaders. All of this collapsed before the mystery of the cross. We,…

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Take up the Cross and Walk Behind Jesus. April 7, 2017

Take up the Cross and Walk Behind Jesus..........
As they led him away they took hold of a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country; and after laying the cross on him, they made him carry it behind Jesus (Luke 23:26).
When Mark and Matthew describe this scene, they simply say that Simon was pressed  into service to "carry the cross." But…
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Bot my Will but yours be done. April 6, 2017

Not my Will but yours be Done..........
The verdict of Pilate was that their demand should be granted. So he released the man who had been imprisoned for rebellion and murder, for whom they asked, and he handed Jesus over to them to deal with as they wished. (Luke 23:24-25).

Pilate does everything he can to win Jesus' release, short of releasing him. Three…

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