"All the ways of the earth can be an opportunity to meet Christ.” Saint Josemaría
"All the ways of the earth can be an opportunity to meet Christ.”
Pope Francis invokes the help of Saint Joseph, who just as he watched over Jesus and Mary, watches over and protects Christ's Mystical Body, the Church.
Continuing the catechesis for the Year of Faith, in his April 3 address Pope Francis stresses the reality of Christ's Resurrection, and speaks about the important role of women in the Church.
The complete text of Pope Francis' homily at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's: the Risen Jesus "will give you the peace you are looking for and the strength to live as he would have you do."
Pope Francis celebrated the first Mass of his Pontificate in the Sistine Chapel, where he was elected Pontiff. In his homily he urges: "Build up the Church, the Bride of Christ."
Benedict XVI, speaking without notes, reflected on the importance of Vatican II when meeting with priests from the Rome diocese on February 15.
At the beginning of Lent, Benedict XVI explains why he has renounced the Petrine ministry and asks everyone to keep praying for him and for the future Pope.
"How could one claim to bring about peace...without defending the life of those who are weakest, beginning with the unborn?" Benedict XVI asks, while also stressing the need to defend marriage based on the natural law.
On December 9, at the Opening Mass of the International Congress on the Church in America, Benedict XVI entrusted the new evangelization to the intercession of our Lady of Guadalupe.
On October 11, in St. Peter's square, Benedict XVI opened the Year of Faith, on the 50th anniversary of Vatican II. With the Pope's homily from the Mass and video.
Benedict XVI's Apostolic Letter "Porta Fidei" convoking a Year of Faith that will begin on October 11, 2012 and end on November 24, 2013, feast of Christ the King.