Category Archives: Exhortations

The Cross is more than a jewelry says Pope Francis

On Sunday Pope Francis said Lent is a time to really contemplate the sacrifice Jesus made for each of us on the Cross, which is more than just a devotional symbol, but an exhortation to imitate the love of Christ. “The Christian Cross is not a furnishing for the house or an ornament to wear,

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What is Pope Francis learning during his Lenten Retreat?

Pope Francis arrived at the Pauline Father’s retreat center in Ariccia, Italy. The Pontiff arrived Sunday and will remain at the annual Lenten retreat site until March 10. During his stay, Vatican Radio reported he will engage in the week-long Curial Spiritual Exercises. The spiritual exercises are being led by Franciscan Friar Giulio Michelini and

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5 prayers you should say this Lenten Season

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A Prayer for Lent O gracious Master, infuse in our hearts the spotless light of Your Divine Wisdom and open the eyes of our mind that we may understand the teachings of Your Gospel. Instill in us also the fear of Your blessed commandments, so that having curbed all carnal desires, we may lead a

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Pope Francis’ opinion: better to be an atheist than a hypocrite

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Pope Francis denounced hypocritical Catholics who live what he called a “double life,” and said it would be better to be an atheist. During daily Mass on Thursday, Pope Francis made his opinion clear, that he thinks it is better to be an atheist than a hypocritical Catholic. Pope Francis specifically referred to Catholics who

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Pope Francis shares words of wisdom

The Christian mission today means facing new challenges with simplicity, holiness, and openness to God, Pope Francis told an audience with the Marian Fathers on Saturday. “Many still await knowledge of Jesus, the sole Redeemer of man, and many situations of injustice and moral and material hardship challenge believers,” the Pope said Feb. 18. “Such

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Pope: ‘Time Is Running Out, We Must Act’

Time is running out to confront this ecological crisis. We must act. I appeal for Creation to be defended.. And remember, no people are ‘criminal,’ nor religion, ‘terrorists.’ But there are people out there who are fundamentalists… Pope Francis made these points in his message to the participants of a national meeting of popular movements

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This is the one thing Pope Francis says you can brag about

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As children we are taught that bragging is bad, especially when we do it to people who have less than us, however, for Pope Francis, there is one thing we should never hesitate to flaunt to whoever we meet: our hope in Christ. Speaking of bragging, the Pope said Feb. 15 that contrary to the

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