"Your ordinary contact with God takes place where your fellow men, your yearnings, your work and your affections are. There you have your daily encounter with Christ.” Saint Josemaría
"Your ordinary contact with God takes place where your fellow men, your yearnings, your work and your affections are. There you have your daily encounter with Christ.”
Some paragraphs from the Pope's address to the Diplomatic Corps on March 22, in which he mentions two reasons for choosing the name "Francis." With Rome Reports video summary.
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.