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Catechesis Pope Francis

True charity comes from God: Pope Francis

Pope Francis turned his thoughts to the theological virtue of charity yesterday as he continued his series of catechesis on the vices and the virtues. Source: Vatican News.

Catechesis Pope Francis

Greatest enemy of faith is fear: Pope

The greatest enemy of faith is fear, Pope Francis said yesterday at his weekly general audience. Source: OSV News.

Catechesis Pope Francis

Temperance the secret to enjoying every good thing: Pope

Exercising the virtue of temperance is not a recipe for a boring life, Pope Francis said yesterday, but the secret to enjoying every good thing. Source: CNS.

Catechesis Pope Francis

A Christian without courage is a useless Christian: Pope

“A Christian without courage, who does not turn his own strength to good, who does not bother anyone, is a useless Christian,” Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNA.

Catechesis Pope Francis

Patience more than a value that helps one lead a good life: Pope

Contemplating Christ’s passion should inspire Christians to be more patient in the face of their own suffering and trials, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: OSV News.

Catechesis Saints

Saints not exceptions, but examples of humanity’s virtue: Pope

The saints are not unreachable “exceptions of humanity” but ordinary people who worked diligently to grow in virtue, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.

Catechesis Pope Francis

Of all vices, pride is the great queen: Pope

Pope Francis yesterday used his general audience to focus on the vice of pride, relying on an aide to read his remarks for the second consecutive week. Source: CNA.

Catechesis Pope Francis

Francis warns of ‘the demon’ of acedia

The vice of acedia, often translated as “sloth”, can cause laziness, but it is much more than that; it is a lack of caring for anything and being bored with everything, even one’s relationship with God, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.

Catechesis Pope Francis

Let go of anger before the sun sets: Pope

Reflecting on the sin of wrath, Pope Francis yesterday invited people to guard against channelling anger unjustly and insisted they follow Jesus’ example of forgiveness. Source: Vatican News.