POPE FRANCIS ON ADVENT 2018: “KEEP WATCH AND PRAY.”


POPE FRANCIS ON ADVENT: “KEEP WATCH AND PRAY.” Below you have a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave December 2, 2018, before praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. +++ Before the Angelus:  Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Advent begins today, the liturgical season that prepares us for…

POPE FRANCIS ON THE 8TH COMMANDMENT: “DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS.”


POPE FRANCIS ON THE 8TH COMMANDMENT: “DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS.” Below you have the Zenit Agency’s English translation of Pope Francis’ Catechesis given in Rome on Nov. 14, 2018. +++ Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! In today’s catechesis, we will address the Eighth Word of the Decalogue: “Do not bear false witness against…

POPE FRANCIS ON THE 6TH COMMANDMENT: THOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY.


POPE FRANCIS ON THE 6TH COMMANDMENT: THOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY. Below you have the Zenit translation of the Holy Father’s Catechesis given on Oct. 24, 2018. Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! In our itinerary of catecheses on the Commandments we come today to the Sixth Word, which has to do with the affective…

Pope Francis on the 5th Commandment: “Do not kill” (II).


Pope Francis on the 5th Commandment: “Do not kill” (II). General Audience, Oct. 17, 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! Today I would like to continue the catechesis on the Fifth Word of the Decalogue, “Do not kill.” We already stressed how this Commandment reveals that in God’s eyes human life is precious, sacred…

POPE FRANCIS: HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER!


POPE FRANCIS: HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER.   Never insult your parents! Your mother. Your father. They gave you life!   Pope Francis deviated from his prepared text to stress this, during his Sept. 19, 2018, weekly General Audience in a cloudy St. Peter’s Square.   Continuing his series of catecheses on the Commandments,…

POPE FRANCIS: WHY WE GO TO THE TEMPLE


POPE FRANCIS: WHY WE GO TO THE TEMPLE In his homily at Holy Mass, Pope Francis commented on the Readings of the day taken from 1 Maccabees (4:36-37, 52-59), which recounts Judas Maccabeus’ rebuilding of the temple and the Gospel of Luke, which recounts Jesus’ cleansing of the temple (19:45-48). “The temple is a place…