Prayer helps ‘overcome evil with good’

, 2013 byamaic

MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR WORLD MISSION DAY 2013

See: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/messages/missions/documents/papa-francesco_20130519_giornata-missionaria2013_en.html

Pope Francis – Latest News

Pope: Prayer helps ‘overcome evil with good’

Oct 20, 2013 – 07:27 am .-Pope Francis in his Sunday Angelus greeting taught that prayer is a ‘weapon’ in the struggle against evil.

Pope: Art expresses the beauty of faith

Oct 19, 2013 – 12:52 pm .-The creative arts help proclaim the gospel, explore the mysteries of Christian faith and reflect the quest for the “supreme beauty” found in God, Pope Francis has said.

Elderly priests, sisters are ‘true shrines of holiness,’ Pope says

Oct 18, 2013 – 09:00 am .-During his daily Mass homily Pope Francis reflected on various biblical figures who experienced difficulty in their old age, and encouraged those present not to forget the elderly.

Franciscan reform seen in Papal Charities office appointment

Oct 16, 2013 – 04:02 pm .-Pope Francis’ Oct. 12 appointment of Monsignor Diego Ravelli as office chief of the Office of Papal Charities rounds out the bureau which delivers charity to the poor in the name of the Roman Pontiff.

Christ empowers us to be missionaries, Pope Francis says

Oct 16, 2013 – 04:47 am .-In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis continued his reflections on the Creed, drawing attention to the Church’s apostolic nature and Jesus’ invitation to spread the Gospel.

Pope to auction Harley Davidson motorcycle to benefit homeless

Oct 16, 2013 – 02:08 am .-Pope Francis has donated his Harley Davidson motorcycle to be sold to raise money for a hostel and soup kitchen that serves Rome’s homeless.

Pope cautions against idolatry which punctures, ‘stifles’ the faith

Oct 15, 2013 – 09:03 am .-In his daily Mass homily, Pope Francis warned of the presence of idolatry in our lives, urging each person present to look to themselves in order to find the hidden idols which are present in our hearts.

Cardinal Bertone steps down from role as Vatican Secretary of State

Oct 15, 2013 – 07:25 am .-In a farewell ceremony held at the Vatican, former state secretary Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone stepped down from the position – which will soon be filled by his successor, Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin.

Knights’ documentary explores life, vision of Pope Francis

Oct 14, 2013 – 07:01 am .-A new documentary produced by the Knights of Columbus traces the background of Pope Francis, offering insight into his life and thought through the words of those who knew him best.

Pope praises ‘total love’ of Spanish martyrs

Oct 13, 2013 – 09:36 pm .-During his Sunday Angelus remarks in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis thanked God for the 522 priest, religious and lay martyrs who were newly beatified in Spain.

Thank your family, Pope Francis says

Oct 13, 2013 – 01:48 pm .- Pope Francis on Sunday preached about the importance of gratitude and thankfulness for the Christian community and for family life.

Pope entrusts world to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Oct 13, 2013 – 11:23 am .- Pope Francis on Sunday entrusted the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to her maternal care before the image of Our Lady of Fatima, asking Mary’s help to “revive and grow faith.”

Let God untie your knotted hearts, Pope says

Oct 12, 2013 – 01:29 pm .- Pope Francis led a Marian prayer vigil Saturday, stressing that the Virgin Mary leads Christians to the mercy of God who can untie “all knotted hearts.”

Pope praises special roles of women

Oct 12, 2013 – 08:36 am .- Pope Francis met with experts on women’s issues today in Rome, affirming that the Church must continue to work for a more profound understanding of women and their roles.

Christianity and anti-Semitism are incompatible, Pope says

Oct 12, 2013 – 05:48 am .- Meeting with members of the Jewish community in Rome, Pope Francis reflected on the tragedies of the past and called for the cultivation of brotherly love and friendship between the Catholic and Jewish people.

Mary ‘can only bring us to God,’ expert says as entrustment nears

Oct 11, 2013 – 07:25 am .- Anticipating Pope Francis’ entrustment of the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Oct. 13, a specialist in Marian apparitions reflected on how the Blessed Mother serves to bring people to Jesus.

Pope praises Knights of Columbus for their charity, ‘unfailing support’

Oct 10, 2013 – 04:34 pm .- At a recent audience, Pope Francis encouraged the Knights of Columbus to continue working towards the renewal of society through their charitable efforts, prayer and the witness of their lives.

Curia vision will be one of ‘service’ to Pope, local Churches

Oct 10, 2013 – 10:03 am .- After the conclusion of their meetings, two cardinals from Pope Francis’ group of eight reveal that curia reform will largely focus on service to Pope Francis and the universal Church in its various areas.

Real prayer is always insistent, courageous, Pope Francis notes

Oct 10, 2013 – 05:13 am .- During his daily Mass homily, Pope Francis reflected that authentic prayer involves knocking “at the heart” of God with a strong, unwavering faith that he will respond.

Church’s Catholicity embraces all of humanity, Pope says

Oct 9, 2013 – 06:00 am .- During his weekly general audience Pope Francis explored the different elements of what makes the Church Catholic, reflecting on why we call ourselves by that name.

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Taken from: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/tags/pope-francis/

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