• Pope Francis: Gospel is passed on through one’s mother tongue

    Aug 23, 2023

    Pope Francis thanked mothers and grandmothers who hand on the faith to their children and grandchildren, saying the faith is passed on in one’s mother tongue.

  • Pope: Stop using God's name to justify murder and terrorism

    Aug 23, 2023

    "I renew my appeal to stop using religions to incite hatred, violence, extremism, and blind fanaticism and to refrain from using the name of God to justify acts of murder, exile, terrorism, and oppression" is the Pope's tweet on the occasion of the UN International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief observed on August 22.

  • Pope Francis calls mother of young man who passed away following WYD

    Aug 22, 2023

    The Holy Father "cried with me" and "consoled me as if he were my father," says the mother of 24-year-old Luca, who died of a virus days after attending the WYD in Lisbon

  • Pope invites Christians to join together in witnessing the Gospel

    Aug 22, 2023

    Thanking God for ever-greater ecumenism, Pope Francis encourages Christians to work together, in a telegram to a synod gathering of Waldensians and Methodists, taking place this week in northern Italy.

  • Pope Francis writing a second part of Laudato si'

    Aug 22, 2023

    The Director of the Holy See Press Office says the second part of the Laudato si' encyclical letter which Pope Francis mentioned on Monday will focus on the recent climate crises.

  • Pope on WHD: Reduce military spending for humanitarian aid instead

    Aug 21, 2023

    On World Humanitarian Aid Day (WHD), Pope Francis reiterates his call for reducing military spending to provide for growing humanitarian needs, thus converting “ the tools of death into tools of life” for the most vulnerable in war and disaster-stricken areas.

  • Pope Francis to European lawyers: Be at service of truth and justice

    Aug 21, 2023

    In his address to a delegation of attorneys from Council of Europe member countries, Pope Francis encourages lawyers to uphold the rule of law and to recall that every person has both rights and duties in relation to society.

  • Pope at Angelus: The Lord cannot resist us when we pray to Him

    Aug 21, 2023

    During his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis insists that Jesus cannot resist us when we insistently turn to Him in prayer, and calls for us to become concrete in our faith by cherishing our personal relationship with Christ.

  • Pope Francis prays for peace and the good of all in Niger

    Aug 21, 2023

    Pope Francis unites his voice with the Bishops of Niger appealing for peace in the country, and offers his prayers for the efforts of the international community to find a peaceful solution for the good of all the people of Niger and the Sahel region.

  • Pope Francis remembers Dorothy Day, finding God in love for poor

    Aug 21, 2023

    Pope Francis writes the preface to the Italian edition of Dorothy Day's autobiography, entitled, “I found God through His poor. From atheism to faith: my inner journey" (Libreria Editrice Vaticana-LEV). Dorothy Day (1897-1980), founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, journalist, writer, pacifist and activist, is remembered for her commitment to the poor and social justice.

Sunday Reflection

God is not like us

God is beyond us. That is what the readings point to this weekend. The fact that God is a mystery and beyond our thinking is not something that should frustrate or disappoint us but, rather, it should be a source of our hope and the ground that we walk on as Christians.

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