Pope Francis to priests: “Don’t scare off God’s people”

Richard SontagChurch News, Pope Francis

(Vatican Insider, by Pablo Lambo) At the world retreat of priests, the Bishop of Rome gave advice to priests about the relationship they should have with their faithful and also about ecumenism and how to give homilies and about the work of the laity. He also spoke out against clericalism. After his address, the Pope took questions from five priests … Read More

Pope Francis: mercy, compassion at heart of new covenant in Christ

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(CNA/EWTN News/by Elise Harris).- In his first general audience since June, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Church, explaining that Jesus fulfills the Old Testament by giving a new teaching on mercy in the beatitudes. “At the heart of the new covenant is our realization that, in Christ, we are embraced by God’s mercy and compassion, and that our … Read More