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Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God

This is the heart of the mystery of Christ's birth: to save humanity from the selfishness of sin and its corollary of death, God himself lovingly enters, in Christ, into the fullness of life, into human history, thus raising humanity to the horizon of an even greater life. READ MORE >


Tax collectors and sinners are entering the kingdom of God before you

Conversion to God always consists in discovering his mercy. Those who come to know God in this way can live only in a state of being continually converted to him. This marks the most profound element of the pilgrimage of every man and woman on earth. READ MORE >

(1) COMMENT  |  TOPICS:    mercy | repentence | sinners


For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son…

Love of God and love of neighbor are inseparable, they form a single commandment. But both live from the love of God who has loved us first. READ MORE >

(1) COMMENT  |  TOPICS:    god | love | neighbor | salvation | world


Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them

The knowledge that Christ remains among his people encourages believers and spurs them to promote authentic solidarity by actively working to build the 'civilization of love.' READ MORE >

(0) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    love | mother teresa | peace | solidarity


Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me

When the cross is embraced it becomes a sign of love and of total self-giving… the choice is between a full life and an empty existence, between truth and falsehood. READ MORE >

(1) COMMENT  |  TOPICS:    cross | life | love | self-denial


Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven

The Lord wanted the Church to be a universal sacrament of salvation. It is God's will that the forgiveness of sins and the return to divine friendship should be mediated by the Church's action. READ MORE >


My Soul Proclaims the Greatness of the Lord

The Queen of the world reveals to individuals and to nations the power of the love of God whose plan upsets that of the proud, pulls down the mighty from their thrones and exalts the humble, fills the hungry with good things and sends the rich empty away. READ MORE >

(1) COMMENT  |  TOPICS:    assumption | heaven | humility | joy | magnificat | mary


Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.

Christ freed Peter from the fear which seized him on the stormy lake. Christ enables us too to overcome the difficult moments in life... READ MORE >

(1) COMMENT  |  TOPICS:    christ | doubt | faith | fear | peter | sea | sin

There is no need for them to go away; give them some food yourselves

Jesus alone can satisfy humanity's hunger for love and thirst for justice; He alone makes it possible for every human person to share in eternal life. READ MORE >

(0) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    bread | crowd | eucharist | fish | loaves


The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field

The voice of Christians can never fall silent, for the Lord has entrusted to us the word of salvation for which every human heart longs. READ MORE >


I will announce what has lain hidden from the foundation of the world

The Church believes that Christ, who died and was raised up for all, can through his Spirit offer man the light and the strength to measure up to his supreme destiny. READ MORE >


The seed sown on rich soil is the one who hears the word and understands it

Let us become the fertile ground which receives the Gospel and bears fruit! READ MORE >

(0) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    gospel | parable | seeds

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.

...difficulties and sorrows, if accepted out of love, are transformed into a privileged way of holiness, which opens onto the horizons of a greater good, known only to the Lord. READ MORE >

(1) COMMENT  |  TOPICS:    cross | salvation | yoke

You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church

...by God's grace, in every circumstance it is possible for the human being to become a sign of the victorious power of God. For this reason he must not be afraid. READ MORE >

(0) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    martyr | paul | peter | witness | world


Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father

The Church is called to establish an intense dialogue with humanity, not only to transmit authentic values to them, but above all to reveal Christ's mystery, because only in him does the person reach his truest dimension. READ MORE >

(0) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    body | father | fear | soul


The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few

Because the needs of the 'harvest' are so great, all the members of God's People must grow in the awareness of 'being called.' READ MORE >

(0) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    call | gospel | harvest | mission


I desire mercy, not sacrifice. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.

...the Gospels present to us a true and proper paradox: those who seem to be the farthest from holiness can even become a model of the acceptance of God's mercy and offer a glimpse of its marvelous effects in their own lives. READ MORE >

(1) COMMENT  |  TOPICS:    matthew | mercy | sinners | tax collectors


I Did Not Come to Call the Righteous but Sinners

No peace without justice, no justice without forgiveness: I shall not tire of repeating this warning to those who, for one reason or another, nourish feelings of hatred, a desire for revenge or the will to destroy. READ MORE >

(0) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    justification | rock | will


Whoever Eats My Flesh and Drinks My Blood Has Eternal Life

...Christ gives his Body and his Blood for the life of humanity. And all those who partake of his Banquet with dignity become living instruments of his presence of love, mercy and peace. READ MORE >


God so loved the world that he gave his only son

Through Baptism we are inserted into Trinitarian communion. Every Christian is baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit; he is immersed in the life of God. What a great gift and a great mystery! READ MORE >


Peace be with you

The Church must always become anew what she already is; she must open the borders between peoples and break down the barriers between class and race. In her, there cannot be those who are forgotten or looked down upon. In the Church there are only free brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ. READ MORE >

Now glorify me, Father, with you, with the glory that I had with you before the world began.

To the disciples Jesus entrusts the task of spreading the Gospel throughout the world, spurring them to abandon their narrow vision limited to Israel. READ MORE >



I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always

True peace begins in the mind and heart, in the will and soul of the human person, for it proceeds from genuine love of others. READ MORE >


I Am the Way and the Truth and the Life

The development of science and technology does not free humanity from the obligation to ask the ultimate religious questions. Rather, it spurs us on to face the most painful and decisive of struggles, those of the heart and of the moral conscience. READ MORE >

(0) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    jesus | obedience | science | sin | technology


I Came That They May Have Life and Have it More Abundantly

...life on earth is not an 'ultimate' but a 'penultimate' reality; even so, it remains a sacred reality entrusted to us, to be preserved with a sense of responsibility and brought to perfection in love and in the gift of ourselves to God and to our brothers and sisters. READ MORE >

(0) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    good news | gospel of life


Stay with us

Each Mass, even when celebrated in obscurity or in isolation, always has a universal character. The Christian who takes part in the Eucharist learns to become a promotor of communion, peace and solidarity in every situation. READ MORE >

(1) COMMENT  |  TOPICS:    eucharist | justice | mission | peace | solidarity


Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed

It is not easy to love with a deep love, which lies in the authentic gift of self. This love can only be learned by penetrating the mystery of God's love. READ MORE >

(1) COMMENT  |  TOPICS:    forgiveness | peace | thomas

Urbi Et Orbi Message, Easter 2008

The death and resurrection of the Word of God incarnate is an event of invincible love, it is the victory of that Love which has delivered us from the slavery of sin and death. It has changed the course of history, giving to human life an indestructible and renewed meaning and value. READ MORE >



Via Crucis

From the Cross, Christ appeals to the personal freedom of men and women in every period of history and calls each one to follow him on the path of complete abandonment into the hands of God. READ MORE >


Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord

Although there was no sin in Christ, he took upon himself what man could not endure: injustice, evil, sin, hatred, suffering and finally death. In Christ, the humiliated and suffering Son of Man, God loves everyone, forgives everyone and confers the ultimate meaning on human life. READ MORE >


I Am the Resurrection and the Life

In a society in which signs of death are increasing but in which at the same time a profound need for hope in life is felt, it is the mission of Christians to continue to proclaim Christ... READ MORE >

(0) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    hope | lazarus | resurrection


Do You Believe in the Son of Man?

May no one close his soul to Christ! He gives to the one who accepts him the light of faith, the light that can transform the heart, and, consequently, mentalities, social, political, and economic situations dominated by sin. READ MORE >

(0) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    blind man | pope | sin

Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst

…the Lord is revealed as the one who offers the living water of the Spirit, that satisfies forever the infinite thirst of every human being. READ MORE >

(1) COMMENT  |  TOPICS:    hope | samaritan | thirst | water | well

This is my beloved son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him

Only those who deeply know the Lord and are converted to his love can become his courageous heralds and witnesses in every circumstance. READ MORE >

(0) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    abraham | christ | lent | penance

You shall not put your Lord, your God, to the test

Christ alone can free man from what enslaves him to evil and selfishness: from the frantic search for material possessions, from the thirst for power and control over others and over things, from the illusion of easy success, from the frenzy of consumerism and hedonism which ultimately destroy the human being. READ MORE >

(0) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    desert | lent | satan | temptation

Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them

Lent invites us to 'train ourselves' spiritually, also through the practice of almsgiving, in order to grow in charity and recognize in the poor Christ Himself. READ MORE >

(0) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    almsgiving | lent

At an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come

It is with great love and patience that the Church tries to helps all those who experience difficulty in meeting the demands of Christian married love and family life. READ MORE >

(0) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    pope

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