“Ours is an age of grave global problems and issues. We live at a time in which polarization and exclusion are burgeoning and considered the only way to resolve conflicts,” the Pope said.
On Saturday Pope Francis handed a red hat to 17 new cardinals, warning them against the danger of falling into polemics and animosity and encouraging them to be close to their people, imitating God’s mercy.
Pope Francis on Friday had a question for priests: “Are you attached to money?”
“The house of our Lord God is a house of prayer. Our encounter with the Lord (is) with the God of love,” he said in his Nov. 18 homily. “The Lord of Money is constantly seeking to enter inside.”
Pope Francis spoke at his Friday morning Mass at Casa Santa Martha’s chapel, largely attended by priests.
His reflection focused on the day’s gospel reading about Christ driving money lenders from the Jewish temple.
Bringing all people the lasting joy of the Church should be the focus of their service, Pope Francis told representatives of the Jesuits on Monday, as he urged them to shun pursuit of worldly leadership and position.
“The service of good courage and discernment makes us men of the Church – not clerical men, but churchmen, men ‘for others,’ without our own thing that isolates but placing everything we have in communion and service,” he said Oct. 24 to the 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus at the order's general curia in Rome.
Have courage! Embrace your mission.
Pope Francis stressed this during his Angelus address in St. Peter’s Square, as he reflected on today’s readings, especially St. Paul’s Letter to Timothy, in which he encourages his disciple to remember that as Christians we are called to set out and evangelize.
Francis observed how St. Paul’s autobiographical account today is timely, given that today is World Mission Sunday, with the theme “Missionary Church, a witness of mercy.”
Pope Francis named 17 new cardinals at the end of his Angelus address today, chosen from Asia, Africa, North and South America, Europe and Oceania.. The consistory for the creation of 17 new Cardinals is slated on Nov. 19, the eve of the closing of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Thirteen of the new Cardinals are eligible to vote in any conclave to elect his successor. Here is the list, in the order in which Pope Francis announced them from the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica
During Canonization Mass, Pope Francis Suggests to Some 120,000 Faithful to Carry Her Smile in Their Hearts
“I think, perhaps, we may have some difficulty in calling her “Saint Teresa”: her holiness is so near to us, so tender and so fruitful that we continual to spontaneously call her ‘Mother Teresa.'”
“Sacred music in Mass is different from the devotional and folk music that impacts so many of our lives”
Below is Pope Francis’ message for the World Day of Prayer for Creation released this morning, entitled ‘Show Mercy to Our Common Home:’
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS
FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION
1 SEPTEMBER 2016
Show Mercy to our Common Home