Tagged: General Audience

Alliance of the generations

Today’s General Audience address by Pope Francis brought tears to my eyes. It was the second installment of his Catechesis on Old Age. The title of this week’s teaching was “Longevity: symbol and opportunity,” and he spoke about why he...

Alliance of the generations

Saint Joseph, a model of fatherhood

During today’s General Audience address, Pope Francis spoke about St. Joseph’s role as the legally-recognized father of Jesus. He speaks about how the Gospel writers handled his status—Matthew and Luke refer to him as the “foster father” of Jesus, Luke...

Saint Joseph, a model of fatherhood

Being angry with God is a way to pray too

I found comfort in this. From today’s general audience… Pope Francis discusses what we must do when we find it difficult to pray. One must learn to go forward always. True progress in the spiritual life does not consist in...

Being angry with God is a way to pray too

Meeting Pope Francis: Memories of an Encounter

Meeting Pope Francis was an unforgettable experience. In the winter of 2017, my wife and I planned a “babymoon” trip to Italy and France. We planned to spend the beginning of our trip in Rome around Christmastime. Through our parish,...

Meeting Pope Francis: Memories of an Encounter

Mary shows us how God takes the reins

Mary did not autonomously conduct her life: she waits for God to take the reins of her path and guide her where He wants. She is docile, and with her availability she prepares the grand events in which God takes...

Mary shows us how God takes the reins

We must let ourselves be evangelized

“Jesus’ followers recognize themselves by their closeness to the poor, the little ones, the sick and the imprisoned, the excluded and the forgotten, those without food and clothing.” — Pope Francis General Audience August 19, 2020 In his General Audience...

We must let ourselves be evangelized

The Sacred Heart and Prayers for Priests

“The solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: a feast so dear to the Christian people. I invite you to discover the riches that are hidden in the Heart of Jesus, to learn to love your neighbor. I address my...

The Sacred Heart and Prayers for Priests

Wednesdays with Pope Francis: The Church

In this catechesis series, Pope Francis teaches us about the Church. This is the third course in the “Wednesdays with Pope Francis” series. The first course was on the sacraments. The second course was on the gifts of the Holy...

Wednesdays with Pope Francis: The Church

Printable Rosary Guide for the COVID-19 pandemic

UPDATE 3/19/2020 — I have updated the sheet with the new prayer to Saint Joseph released today by Pope Francis. Apologies for the tight font, I wanted to fit in all on one page. UPDATE 2 — Because the the...

Printable Rosary Guide for the COVID-19 pandemic