Pope Francis on Wednesday encouraged busy Catholics to say the “Jesus Prayer” throughout the day
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Prayer is not a magic wand or a way to ask God to be at one’s service, Pope Francis said
Despite years of suffering due to war and terrorism, the people of Iraq continue to look to the future with hope, Pope Francis said
Praying with Scripture is not meant to be a mindless repetition of biblical quotes but instead is a gift that is meant to be accepted in people’s hearts, Pope Francis said.
Unity requires prayer, love and fighting the devil, who always sows division, Pope Francis said.
In times of doubt and suffering, Christians must not focus on their problems, but instead lift up their eyes to God in hope, Pope Francis said on the feast of the Epiphany
The gratitude that comes from encountering Christ’s love and mercy is enough to bring joy and hope to a troubled world, Pope Francis said. “If we are bearers of gratitude, the world itself will become better, even if only a little bit, but that is enough to transmit a bit of hope,” the Pope said…
Sin may distort and disfigure the image of Christ that every person bears, but it does not erase it nor remove people from God’s mercy, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis called Catholics to follow Mary in “putting our life in the Lord’s hands” with humility and trust, at his weekly general audience. Continuing his series of audience talks about prayer, Pope Francis reflected on Mary as a model of prayer. “There is no better way to pray than to place oneself like Mary…
Bishops who want to establish a religious order in their dioceses must first obtain the written permission of the Holy See, Pope Francis said. Amending canon law, the Pope said it no longer is enough for a bishop to consult the Vatican before approving the creation of a new order in his diocese. “By its…