POPE SNIPPETS ARCHIVES

The poor are our 'passport to paradise'
Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 - First World Day for The Poor, Vatican (CNA/EWTN News)

When we go to Mass, maybe we arrive five minutes before, and we start to chit-chat with those in front of us, [...] It is a moment of silence for preparing ourselves for dialogue, a time for the heart to collect itself in order to prepare for the encounter with Jesus
Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 - General Audience, St Peter's Square, Vatican (CNA/EWTN News)

'Christian craftiness' prevents one from falling into the ring of corruption
Friday, 10 Nov 2017 - Homily at Mass, Casa Santa Marta, Vatican (Vatican Radio) The Eucharist is a wonderful event during which Jesus Christ, our life, becomes present.
Wednesday, 08 Nov 2017 - General Audience, St Peter's Square, Vatican (Vatican Radio)

To help the Kingdom of God grow, courage is needed to sow the mustard seed and mix the yeast.
Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017 - Homily at Mass, Casa Santa Marta, Vatican (Vatican Radio)

No one must despair, for [the Lord's] grace is always present to those who put their trust in him.
Wednesday , 25 Oct 2017 - General Audience, St Peter's Square, Vatican (Vatican Radio)

Paradise, is not a fairy tale, nor is it an enchanted garden. Paradise is an embrace with God, it is infinite Love, it is a place we enter --- thanks to Jesus, who died on the cross for us.
Wednesday , 25 Oct 2017 - General Audience, St Peter's Square, Vatican (Vatican Radio)

Let us learn not to accuse others, but rather to accuse ourselves, without trying to hide our sins from the Lord.
Friday , 20 Oct 2017 - Morning Mass, Casa Santa Marta, Vatican (Vatican Radio)

Watchful means stopping for a while to examine my life, whether I a Christian, whether I educate my children, whether my life is Christian or worldly?
Friday , 13 Oct 2017 - Homily at Mass, Pope's Santa Marta residence, Vatican (Vatican Radio)

We must learn to knock on the heart of God! And we learn to do it courageously. And this brave prayer should inspire us and nourish us in our service to the Church
Thursday, 12 Oct 2017 - Pope Francis' Homily at Mass, St. Mary Major (Vatican Radio)

We know that no matter what we may suffer, life has its purpose and the merciful Lord will greet us at its end.
Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017 - General Audience, St. Peter's Square (CNA/EWTN News)

God loves, he doesn't take revenge! He loves, and waits to forgive us
Sunday, 8 Oct 2017 - Pope Francis' Sunday Angelus address, St. Peter's Square (CNA/EWTN News)

We can choose to be sinners on a journey, who are listening to the Lord and when they fall they repent and rise, like the first son; or sinners sitting, always and only ready to justify ourselves with words according to what is convenient
Sunday, 1 Oct 2017 - Pope Francis homily at Solemn Mass, Dall’Ara Stadium, Bologna (CNA/EWTN News)

Do not be afraid of remorse, for it is a sign of salvation
Thursday, 28 September 2017 - Pope Francis homily at Mass (Vatican Radio)

God does not want to exclude anyone and he wants everyone to reach their fullness. This is love, the love of our Father.
24 September, 2017 - Sunday Angelus, St Peter's Square (CNA/EWTN News)

Pray for leaders despite their mistakes
18 September, 2017 - Audience, St Peter's Square (Vatican Radio)

Open Your Heart to Forgiveness
17 September, 2017 - Sunday Angelus, St Peter's Square (CNA/EWTN News)

There is always the temptation to follow a Christ without a Cross, rather, to teach God the right path.
Sunday, 3 September, 2017 - Audience, St Peter's Square (CNA/EWTN News)

Have a youthful, searching heart, one full of desire for life and happiness.
30 August, 2017 - Audience, St Peter's Square (CNA/EWTN News)

Our heart is like the soil: it can be good when the Word bears fruit, but it can also be hard, and waterproof.
2017-07-16 Pope at Angelus (CNA/EWTN News)

The Eucharist is the sacrament of unity. Whoever receives it cannot fail to be a builder of unity, because building unity has become part of his or her spiritual DNA
Sunday, 18 June, 2017 - Corpus Christi Mass at the Roman Basilica of St John Lateran (CNA/EWTN News)

Christians love, but they are not always loved; and in a greater or lesser degree, the confession of faith always takes place in a climate of hostility. Christians, then, live their lives filled with love. As sheep among wolves, they must be prudent, and even at times cunning. But they must never resort to violence. To overcome evil, one cannot share the methods of evil.
28 June, 2017 - General Audience, St Peter’s Square (The Holy See)

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