Feb 142018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 4 February 2018 to 14 February 2018.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Angelus

General Audiences

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “Let us welcome victims of human trafficking, and all those fleeing from war and hunger, with a compassionate heart.” @Pontifex 8 February 2018
  • “We cannot remain silent before the suffering of millions of people whose dignity has been wounded.” @Pontifex 8 February 2018
  • “Christians are called to keep alive the memory of how much God has done through them.” @Pontifex 9 February 2018
  • “The Lord is present in our lives, showing us all His love and encouraging us to respond with generosity.” @Pontifex 10 February 2018
  • “May the sick always be shown love in their fragility and respected in their inviolable dignity.” @Pontifex 11 February 2018
  • “To serve human life is to serve God and life at every stage: from the womb of the mother, to the suffering and sickness of old age.” @Pontifex 11 February 2018
  • “I feel deep pain for the many children torn from their families and forced to become child soldiers. This is a tragedy!” @Pontifex 12 February 2018
  • “We need the Holy Spirit to transmit the faith. We cannot do it alone.” @Pontifex 13 February 2018
  • “When we confess our sins with humility and sincerity, we receive forgiveness and are reunited with God and our brothers and sisters.” @Pontifex 14 February 2018

Papal Instagram

Feb 072018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 1 November 2017 to 7 February 2018.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Angelus

General Audiences

Homilies

Messages

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “A faith that does not trouble us is a troubled faith. A faith that does not make us grow is a faith that needs to grow.” @Pontifex 1 February 2018
  • “May every person come to Christ, the Light of Truth, and may the world advance along the path of justice and peace.” @Pontifex 2 February 2018
  • “A life of faith means wanting to be with the Lord, and that means constantly searching for Him wherever He is.” @Pontifex 3 February 2018
  • “Jesus wants to be found by those who look for Him. But to look for Him we have to get up and go out.” @Pontifex 4 February 2018
  • “One who is aware of his own wretchedness and lowers his gaze with humility feels God’s merciful gaze set upon him.” @Pontifex 5 February 2018
  • “All of us are called to commit ourselves to protecting minors in the digital world.” @Pontifex 6 February 2018
  • “As we grow in our spiritual lives, we realize how Grace comes to us and to others, and must be shared with everyone.” @Pontifex 7 February 2018

Papal Instagram

Jan 312018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 16 January 2018 to 31 January 2018.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Homilies

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “I would like to invite everyone to promote a journalism of peace, a journalism created by people for people.” @Pontifex 24 January 2018
  • “The most radical antidote to the virus of falsehood is purification by the truth.” @Pontifex 24 January 2018
  • “Prayer allows us to see one another the way God our Father sees us, and to realize that we are brothers and sisters.” @Pontifex 25 January 2018
  • “Christian joy cannot be bought. It comes from faith and from meeting Jesus Christ, who is the reason for our happiness.” @Pontifex 26 January 2018
  • “Here we are, Lord, ashamed of what humanity, made in your image and likeness, is capable of doing. Remember us in your mercy.” @Pontifex 27 January 2018
  • “I pray for those who suffer from Hansen’s Disease and I encourage those who are committed to their care and reintegration into society.” @Pontifex 28 January 2018
  • “Through prayer we can enter into a stable relationship with God, the source of true joy.” @Pontifex 29 January 2018
  • “Goodness, together with love, justice and solidarity, are not achieved once and for all; they have to be realized each day.” @Pontifex 30 January 2018
  • “Jesus is our mediator, who reconciles us not only with the Father but also with each other.” @Pontifex 31 January 2018

Papal Instagram

Jan 242018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 6 December 2017 to 24 January 2018.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Angelus

Homilies

Messages

Prayers

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “The Gospel message is a source of joy: a joy that spreads from generation to generation and which we inherit.” @Pontifex 18 January 2018
  • “Every life counts: from the beginning to the end, from conception to natural death” @Pontifex 19 January 2018
  • “Praise to you, Lord, for this wonderful creation that is the Amazon people, and for all the biodiversity these lands contain!” @Pontifex 19 January 2018
  • “There is no better medicine to heal so many wounds than a heart capable of mercy.” @Pontifex 20 January 2018
  • “Don’t waste time hiding your heart. Fill your life with the Holy Spirit!” @Pontifex 21 January 2018
  • “The Lord calls you today to travel with Him through the city, your city. He calls you to be His missionary disciple.” @Pontifex 21 January 2018
  • “I am grateful to all who have accompanied me on my pilgrimage to Chile and Peru in so many ways, especially with prayer.” @Pontifex 22 January 2018
  • “Prayer that purifies, strengthens and illuminates our path is like fuel for our journey towards full Christian unity.” @Pontifex 23 January 2018
  • “There is no such thing as harmless disinformation; trusting in falsehood can have dire consequences.” @Pontifex 24 January 2018
  • “I would like to invite everyone to promote a journalism of peace, a journalism created by people for people.” @Pontifex 24 January 2018

Papal Instagram

Jan 232018
 

Eight years ago I posted on my favorite new podcast “A Good Story is Hard to Find”.

Eight years later Julie Davis from Happy Catholic and Scott Danielson a contributor to SFFaudio have kept the promise of their tagline “Two Catholics talking about books, movies, and the traces of ”one Reality“ they find there.”

I was invited on their show and am part of the recent episode of their podcast. As a book I picked A. Merritt’s “The Ship of Ishtar”, a sword and sorcery novel from 1924. Abraham Merritt was a wonderful writer and one of the best of the pulp era. This novel is an interesting take on a lost civilization across time using an avatar to bridge the six thousand years.

While we talked about his novel the conversation explored a number of topics. I had great fun participating.

Download or listen via this link: |Episode #174|

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Jan 172018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 18 November 2017 to 17 January 2018.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Angelus

General Audiences

Homilies

Messages

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “If we fail to suffer with those who suffer, even those of different religions, languages or cultures, we need to question our own humanity.” @Pontifex 11 January 2018
  • “The encounter with God and our brothers and sisters cannot wait just because we are slow or lazy. We are called to that encounter today!” @Pontifex 12 January 2018
  • “We must not wait to be perfect before responding to the Lord who calls us, but rather open our hearts to His voice.” @Pontifex 13 January 2018
  • “We should work to accommodate, to protect, to promote and to integrate whoever is forced to leave their own home and undergo moments of real difficulty. @M_RSection” @Pontifex 14 January 2018
  • “I ask you to accompany me on my journey to Chile and Peru in your prayers.” @Pontifex 15 January 2018
  • “We pray to God for the courage to ask forgiveness and to learn how to listen to what he is saying to us.” @Pontifex 16 January 2018
  • “Listening to religious teaching or learning a doctrine is not enough. What we want is to live as Jesus lived.” @Pontifex 17 January 2018

Papal Instagram

Jan 132018
 

Panic occurred this morning when Vatican employee accidentally triggered this @Pontifex tweet.

“SECOND COMING INBOUND. SEEK IMMEDIATE REPENTANCE. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”

The Vatican quickly announced that this is a false alarm since they don’t know the day or the hour or are they given five minutes warning.

Jan 102018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 4 January 2018 to 10 January 2018.

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s blog.

Homilies

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “God became a child to be closer to the men and women of every time, and to show us His infinite tenderness.” @Pontifex 4 January 2018
  • “God walks along the dusty paths of our lives and responds to our longing for love and happiness by calling us to joy.” @Pontifex 5 January 2018
  • “Like the Magi, believers are led by faith to seek God in the most hidden places, knowing that the Lord waits for them there.” @Pontifex 6 January 2018
  • “Baptism is also called ‘illumination’, because faith illuminates the heart and allows us to see things in a different light.” @Pontifex 7 January 2018
  • “Let us share the joy of our Christian brothers and sisters of the East who are celebrating Christmas today.” @Pontifex 7 January 2018
  • “Joy, prayer and gratitude are three ways that help us live authentically.” @Pontifex 8 January 2018
  • “A joyful soul is like healthy soil in which life can thrive and produce good fruit.” @Pontifex 9 January 2018
  • “The more we are rooted in Christ, the more we rediscover interior peace, even in the midst of daily challenges.” @Pontifex 10 January 2018

Papal Instagram