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The Holy Spirit is the invisible gift of God, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis said Wednesday that confirmation is the sacrament in which Catholics are marked with a seal that solidifies their belonging to Christ through the Holy Spirit, who he said is God's invisible gift to each person who receives the sacrament.

Pope Francis: The Last Supper teaches us three foundational truths

Pointing to Jesus’ words during the Last Supper, Pope Francis offered meditations on love, service and humility during his homily at daily Mass on Thursday.

Jesus Risks Himself in Service

Pope Francis, speaking during his homily during the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at Regina Coeli prison, contextualized the Gospel passage from John in which Jesus washes his disciples’ feet.

This Little Pilgrim Got a Big Blessing From Pope Francis

When pilgrims in the Eternal City hope to get an up-close view of the pope, or even shake his hand, they are usually advised to arrive at the Vatican early, to sit next to the barrier and, most importantly, to find a baby.

Pope Francis to Christians: 'Baptism Unites Us'

At an ecumenical Vespers service, Pope Francis told members of several Christian communities that the grace of Baptism creates a unity in the family of God.

Even when differences separate us, we can recognize that we have the same…

Pope Francis on Attending Mass

According to Pope Francis, it's not enough to 'be good' - you must also attend mass.

Pope Criticizes Politicians for Stoking Racism Over Immigration

Pope Francis excoriated politicians who foment fear of migrants, saying they were sowing violence and racism, and urged them to “practise the virtue of prudence” to help them integrate. The pope, who has made defence of migrants and refugees a major plank of his papacy, made his comments in a message prepared for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace, which is celebrated on Jan. 1 each year.

Pope Francis: Courage is Needed for the Kingdom of God to Grow

To help the Kingdom of God grow, courage is needed to sow the mustard seed and mix the yeast, in the face of many who prefer a “pastoral care of conservation” without dirtying their hands. The Pope took his cue from Luke’s Gospel where Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to a mustard seed and yeast, which though small, “have a power within” to grow.

To Be a Christian Means to Have Hope Even in Darkness

What does it mean to be Christian? It means to look to the light, to continue to practice the profession of faith in the light, even when the world is wrapped in night and darkness,” Pope Francis said Aug. 2. The Pope resumed his general audiences Wednesday, following a break in July. Addressing pilgrims gathered in the Pope Paul VI hall of the Vatican, he spoke about the hope found in Christianity, especially in our Baptism, which orients us toward the light of Christ.

Bring Family & Friends Back to Sacred Heart!

Pope Francis asked Christians to be a witness of joy and faith to all those who have strayed from the faith and are sad because they have distanced themselves from Jesus, in his monthly prayer video. “We must not leave him alone!” the pope said. “We should offer him Christian hope – with our words, yes, but more with our testimony, with our freedom, with our joy.”

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