- Sep 21, 2020
“When you become a slave to love, you are free! That is a beautiful slavery,” Pope Francis said in his homily during Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae. The pope added that those who fear God’s gift of love can only pray a “closed, sad prayer.”
God “likes it when you get angry and tell him what you feel to his face because he is a father!” Pope Francis said January 24 during Mass in the chapel of Domus Sanctae Marthae. “Do I hide” like Adam did? “Do I run away? Do I pretend? Or do I look the other way?” he added.
God forgives and forgets the faults of repentant sinners, Pope Francis said during morning Mass. “Sometimes I like to think — joking with the Lord a bit — ‘You don’t have a very good memory.’ It is God’s weakness that when he forgives, he forgets,” he added.
Do you prefer a comfortable, easy and quiet life or will you allow your heart to “feel the battle” and help Jesus be victorious? This is the question the pope asked on January 19 during his early morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae.
In the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Mass in Spanish is celebrated in 19 parishes, in Vietnamese in Bloomington, and in Vietnamese, French and Korean in Indianapolis. This amazing feat is the result of the inspired work of the archdiocesan Intercultural Ministry, which celebrated 20 years of service this year.
Eight homeless people, two women and six men, were invited to have breakfast with Pope Francis on his 80th birthday at his residence in the Vatican’s St. Martha guesthouse. Throughout the day birthday treats and a special Christmas gift will be given to the poor and needy in Rome to honor the occasion.