Apr 252018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 28 April 2016 to 25 April 2018.

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

Daily Homilies (fervorinos)

General Audiences

Homilies

Letters

Messages

Regina Coeli

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “Mercy opens the doors of the heart because it makes us feel like we are all children of one Father.” @Pontifex 19 April 2018
  • “Today we recall the words of Don Tonino Bello: ”Works of charity are not enough, unless those works are done with charity“.” @Pontifex 20 April 2018
  • “All it takes to encounter God is to acknowledge that we are needy. And the key to that encounter lies in humbling ourselves.” @Pontifex 20 April 2018
  • “When we are full of self-importance, we leave no space for God. So let us ask the Lord for a conversion of heart.” @Pontifex 21 April 2018
  • “God calls each one of us, and each call is a gift that should fill us with joy.” @Pontifex 22 April 2018
  • “Let us follow the example of St Francis of Assisi and take care of our common Home.” @Pontifex 22 April 2018
  • “The Word of God is the lamp with which we look to the future: its light allows us to read the signs of the times.” @Pontifex 23 April 2018
  • “Moved by the prayers and immense solidarity shown little Alfie Evans, I renew my appeal that the suffering of his parents may be heard and that their desire to seek new forms of treatment may be granted.” @Pontifex 23 April 2018
  • “Life only fully makes sense when it is given as a gift. It becomes tasteless when it is lived for itself alone.” @Pontifex 24 April 2018
  • “Authentic Christians are not afraid of opening up to others, of sharing their living spaces and transforming them into places of solidarity.” @Pontifex 25 April 2018

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Apr 112018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 21 January 2018 to 11 April 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/Regina Coeli

Apostolic Exhortation

General Audiences

Homilies

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “Let us go forward with the joy of Jesus’ Resurrection, knowing He is always by our side!” @Pontifex 5 April 2018
  • “The Word of God is a light in the darkness: it helps us face our difficulties without fear.” @Pontifex 6 April 2018
  • “Like the Good Samaritan, let us take care of those who are sick and suffering! #WorldHealthDay” @Pontifex 7 April 2018
  • “God covers us with His mercy, He enfolds us in Christ, so that we can become instruments of His goodness.” @Pontifex 8 April 2018
  • “Today God is still searching for hearts like Mary’s, hearts that are ready to trust in Him completely.” @Pontifex 9 April 2018
  • “I wish to repropose the call to holiness: “Rejoice and be glad”. #GaudeteetExsultate https://t.co/cZxmUGpMW7” @Pontifex 9 April 2018
  • “The Lord calls each of us to holiness, you too. #Holiness” @Pontifex 9 April 2018
  • “Are you called to the consecrated life? Be holy by living out your commitment with joy. #SaintsToday” @Pontifex 9 April 2018
  • “Are you married? Be holy by loving and caring for your husband or wife, as Christ does for the Church. #GaudeteetExsultate” @Pontifex 9 April 2018
  • “Do you work for a living? Be holy by labouring with integrity and skill in the service of your brothers and sisters. #Holiness” @Pontifex 9 April 2018
  • “Are you a parent or grandparent? Be holy by patiently teaching the little ones how to follow Jesus. #SaintsToday” @Pontifex 9 April 2018
  • “Are you in a position of authority? Be holy by working for the common good and renouncing personal gain. #GaudeteetExsultate” @Pontifex 9 April 2018
  • “Being poor of heart, reacting with meekness and humility, knowing how to mourn with others, hungering and thirsting for righteousness, seeing and acting with mercy: that is holiness. #SaintsToday” @Pontifex 10 April 2018
  • “Keeping a heart free of all that tarnishes love, sowing peace all around us, accepting daily the path of the Gospel, even though it may cause us problems: that is holiness. #SaintsToday” @Pontifex 10 April 2018
  • “The word ”happy“ or ”blessed“ becomes a synonym for ”holy“, because those faithful to God, by their self-giving, gain true happiness. #GaudeteetExsultate” @Pontifex 11 April 2018
  • “Holiness is the most attractive face of the Church. #SaintsToday” @Pontifex 11 April 2018

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Apr 042018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 29 March 2018 to 4 April 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

Messages

Papal Tweets

  • “Through the Eucharist we enter Christ’s paschal mystery, allowing us to pass from death to life with Him.” @Pontifex 29 March 2018
  • “Look upon Christ Crucified: our hope for eternal life is born in Him.” @Pontifex 30 March 2018
  • “Our faith is born on Easter morning: Jesus is alive! This experience is at the heart of the Christian message.” @Pontifex 1 April 2018
  • “Today we repeat that wondrous proclamation: “The Lord is truly risen, as He said!”. A Blessed Easter to you all!” @Pontifex 1 April 2018
  • “As we contemplate Christ’s empty tomb, let us renew our belief that nothing is lost with Him!” @Pontifex 2 April 2018
  • “May Christ who conquered the darkness of sin and death, grant us peace in our days.” @Pontifex 3 April 2018
  • “Love is the only invincible weapon, because it has the power to disarm the forces of evil.” @Pontifex 4 April 2018
  • “It is my sincere hope that everything necessary may be done in order to continue compassionately accompanying little Alfie Evans, and that the deep suffering of his parents may be heard. I am praying for Alfie, for his family and for all who are involved.” @Pontifex 4 April 2018

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Mar 282018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 11 March 2018 to 28 March 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

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “To defend the earth and to safeguard water is to protect life.” @Pontifex 22 March 2018
  • “Now is the time to be reconciled with God. Staying on the path of evil is only a source of sadness.” @Pontifex 23 March 2018
  • “The Word of God invites us to connect our ears to our hearts, and our hearts to our hands, in order to do good deeds.” @Pontifex 24 March 2018
  • “We enter this Holy Week with the Lord Jesus in order to celebrate Easter with hearts that are renewed by the grace of the Holy Spirit.” @Pontifex 25 March 2018
  • “Dear young people, never get tired of being instruments of peace and joy among your peers!” @Pontifex 25 March 2018
  • “Please, let us fight together against the crime of human exploitation, which continues to cause unspeakable suffering.” @Pontifex 25 March 2018
  • “Christ, teach us never to be ashamed of your Cross!” @Pontifex 26 March 2018
  • “Jesus changes our sins into forgiveness and our fears into trust. In His Cross our hope is reborn again and again.” @Pontifex 27 March 2018
  • “Anyone who turns away from the Cross, turns away from the Resurrection.” @Pontifex 28 March 2018

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Mar 212018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 3 October 2017 to 21 March 2018.

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

Messages

Papal Tweets

  • “In order to prepare a truly human future, it is not enough to reject evil. We must build the common good together.” @Pontifex 15 March 2018
  • “Lent is the road that leads from slavery to freedom, from suffering to joy, from death to life.” @Pontifex 16 March 2018
  • “Jesus made Himself like the grain of wheat that falls to the ground and dies to give life. Our hope springs from that love-filled life.” @Pontifex 17 March 2018
  • “As we listen to the aspirations of young people, may we catch a glimpse of the world that lies ahead, and of the roads the Church is called to travel. #Synod2018” @Pontifex 18 March 2018
  • “Dear fathers, happy Feast of St. Joseph! Follow his example when caring for your children as they grow up in wisdom and grace.” @Pontifex 19 March 2018
  • “Nobody can be discarded, because we are all vulnerable. Each one of us is a treasure whom God allows to grow in his or her own way. #Downsyndrome, #WDSD18” @Pontifex 21 March 2018

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Mar 142018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 13 June 2017 to 14 March 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

Daily Homilies (fervorinos)

General Audiences

Homilies

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “I thank all women who every day strive to build more humane and welcoming societies.” @Pontifex 8 March 2018
  • “In the Sacrament of Reconciliation we find our way back to the Lord, and rediscover the meaning of life.” @Pontifex 9 March 2018
  • “If we dedicate more time to prayer, our hearts will reveal the lies with which we deceive ourselves, and we will find true consolation in God.” @Pontifex 10 March 2018
  • “What would happen to us if God did not always give us the chance to start over again?” @Pontifex 11 March 2018
  • “Living the encounter with Jesus means allowing yourself to be turned inside out by Grace every day.” @Pontifex 12 March 2018
  • “When we allow Jesus to enter our lives we discover the secret to keeping alive the flame of our spiritual life.” @Pontifex 13 March 2018
  • “If we encounter Jesus and our brothers and sisters every day, our hearts will not dwell in the past or the future. They will live in God’s present moment, in peace with everyone.” @Pontifex 14 March 2018

Papal Instagram

Mar 072018
 

pope-francis2-300x187This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 25 February to 7 March 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

Papal Tweets

  • “God in His providence offers us the season of Lent each year as a chance to return to Him with all our hearts and in every aspect of our lives.” @Pontifex 1 March 2018
  • “Fasting makes us more alert and attentive to God and our neighbour, and reminds us that He alone can satisfy our hunger.” @Pontifex 2 March 2018
  • “Almsgiving helps us to recognize our neighbour as our brother or sister, and to acknowledge that what we possess is never our’s alone.” @Pontifex 3 March 2018
  • “God, who cannot be outdone in generosity, still uses you and me to help our brothers and sisters.” @Pontifex 5 March 2018
  • “Let us learn to recognize that which leaves a good and lasting mark on our hearts, knowing that it comes from God.” @Pontifex 6 March 2018
  • “If sometimes the flame of charity seems to die in our hearts, it never dies in the heart of God!” @Pontifex 7 March 2018

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Feb 282018
 

pope-francis2-300x187This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 11 February 2018 to 28 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

Messages

Motu Proprio

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “Our Heavenly Father always listens to His children when they cry out to Him in their pain. Today let us offer the Lord a Day of prayer and fasting for peace.” @Pontifex 23 February 2018
  • “We offer a gift pleasing to Jesus when we spend time with a person who has difficulties or we help someone for the sake of helping.” @Pontifex 24 February 2018
  • “Let us invoke the gift of peace for the whole world, especially for those people who are suffering most because of ongoing conflicts.” @Pontifex 25 February 2018
  • “If we want a future of prosperity for all, we need to keep our compass pointing toward “true North”, in the direction of authentic values.” @Pontifex 26 February 2018
  • “We are all called to live the joy that comes from the encounter with Jesus, to overcome our selfishness, and to move beyond our comfort zone.” @Pontifex 27 February 2018
  • “We can support one another, and face every kind of challenge with courage and hope, when we draw our strength from Jesus.” @Pontifex 28 February 2018

Papal Instagram

Feb 212018
 

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This version of The Weekly Francis covers material released in the last week from 10 February 2018 to 18 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

Speeches

Papal Tweets

  • “In our daily lives we experience the tenderness of God who lovingly saves us from our sins, fears and anxieties.” @Pontifex 15 February 2018
  • “The message of Jesus is troubling and disturbs us because it challenges worldly religious power and stirs consciences.” @Pontifex 16 February 2018
  • “Only those able to acknowledge their mistakes and ask pardon receive understanding and forgiveness from others.” @Pontifex 17 February 2018
  • “I wish you all a fruitful Lenten journey, and I ask you to pray for me and my collaborators as we begin our week of Spiritual Exercises.” @Pontifex 18 February 2018

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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

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