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December 20, 2018: Pope: God’s Christmas wish isn’t buying frenzy

December 6, 2018: At Advent, make peace, not war, pope says at morning Mass

 November 15, 2018: Where there are lies, there can be no love, says pope

November 1, 2018: Encore: Listen to those in need, pope says in World Day of Poor message

October 18, 2018: Religions that don’t pursue peace are contradiction

September 20, 2018: Be grateful to parents, never insult them

August 23, 2018: Clericalism – the culture that allows abuse and insists on hiding it

July 26, 2018: Learn from past to bring peace in future to Mideast, pope says

July 12, 2018: God’s grace comes in unexpected, surprising ways, pope says 

June 28, 2018: Faith is lived joyfully, not with slave-like duty

May 24, 2018: Parishes grow only when people are welcomed

May 10, 2018: The devil is a big loser, but he still manages to trick people, pope says

April 19. 2018: ‘Is my father in heaven?’ asks little boy

April 5, 2018: Leave Mass praising God, not gossiping about others, pope says

March 8, 2018: Miracles attributed to Pope Paul VI, Romero clear way for sainthood

Feb. 22, 2018: Pope reassures foster kids, tells them life events can make adults fragile

Feb. 8, 2018: Homilies should evoke reflection, not naps, says pope

Jan. 25, 2018: Sharing ‘fake news’ makes one an accomplice in evil, pope says

Jan. 11, 2018: Don’t rush through moments of silence at Mass, says pope

Dec. 21, 2017: Get to Mass early; don’t calculate how late you can be, pope says

Nov. 16, 2017: Mass is a time of silence and prayer, not idle chitchat, pope says

Nov. 2, 2017: Christians have duty to revitalize, change the world with hope, says pope

Oct. 19, 2017: Faith brings hope even at moment of death, pope says

Oct. 5, 2017: True Christians must remain hopeful, not ‘whiny and angry’

Sept. 21, 2017: How to have hope: Pope Francis gives point-by-point guide

Sept. 7, 2017: Flying to Columbia pope asks for prayers for Venezuela 

August 24, 2017: God gives hope for future despite present-day suffering, says pope

August 10, 2017: Pope says he’s saddened by ‘perfect’ Catholics who despise others

July 27, 2017: Laziness, vices prevent seeds of Gospel 

July 13, 2017: Pope approves new path to sainthood: Heroic act of loving service 

June 29, 2017: Pope: Christians fight evil with love, sacrifice, never with violence 

June 15, 2017: Poverty requires action, not empty words, pope says

June 1, 2017: Called to spread hope, not bitterness, says pope

May 18, 2017: God dreams big, wants to transform world, defeat evil, pope says

May 4, 2017: Egypt is beacon of hope and refuge, says pope

April 20, 2017: Closed hearts unable to be surprised by the Resurrection, pope says

April 6, 2017: Make room for kindness, not hopeless ‘mafia’ mentality, pope says

March 23, 2017: Don’t treat confessional like a dry cleaners, says pope

March 9, 2017: Faith can’t grow without temptation, pope tells Rome priests

Feb. 23, 2017: Greed, selfishness corrupts beauty of God’s creation, says pope

Feb. 9, 2017: At audience, pope leads prayers for migrants, trafficking victims

Jan. 26, 2017: Reject prejudice, leave space for hope in communications, pope says

Jan. 12, 2017: Success, well-being at any cost will deceive and dissappoint, says pope

Dec. 22, 2016: Christmas reminds us of hope for future, pope says 

Dec. 8, 2016: Pope extends special Year of Mercy provisions on confession

Nov. 17, 2016: Admonish the sin without being hypocrite or putting on airs, pope says

Nov. 3, 2016: Catholic Church never likely to ordain women, pope says

Oct. 20, 2016: True Christian charity is more than just making donations, pope says

Oct. 6, 2016: Pope: Church’s mission is to draw people closer to Christ, not proselytize

Sept. 22, 2016: Christians aren’t greater than God, must forgive as he does, pope says 

Sept. 8, 2016: Pope: God sent his son to show mercy to sinners, not punish them

August 25, 2016: Pope leads 11,000 pilgrims praying rosary for quake victims

August 11, 2016: Mercy received must be mercy shared, pope says at audience

June 16, 2016: Hostility, indifference make us blind to those in need, pope says

June 2, 2016: Don’t turn faith into ideology, charity into philanthropy, says pope

May 19, 2016: To ignore the poor is to despise God, pope says at general audience

May 7, 2016: Nothing can keep God from seeking those who stray, says pope

April 21, 2016: ‘It makes you weep,’ pope says of refugees’ stories

April 7, 2016: God excludes no one from love, offers mercy

March 24, 2016: Pope condemns ‘cruel abominations’ of Belgium attacks

March 10, 2016: Pope pays homage to Ukrainian Catholics, prays for peace

Feb. 25, 2016: Use wealth and power for common good, not to exploit others

Feb. 11, 2016: Don’t judge sinners who want to repent, help them come home

Jan. 28, 2016: Live your faith during Lent, perform works of mercy

Jan. 14, 2016: Faithfulness in mercy is God’s way of being, pope says

Dec. 3, 2015: Missionary spirit means giving witness, not proselytizing, pope says

Nov. 19, 2015: God never shuts the door, church must always be open

Nov. 5, 2015: Families must forgive and not end the day in war, says pope

Oct. 15, 2015: Pope asks for forgiveness for scandals in church

Oct. 1, 2015: Pope says to U.S.: ‘God bless America’

Sept. 17, 2015: Church called to be tender mother, not rigid association

Sept. 3, 2015: Just one smile from loving family can warm cold world

August 6, 2015: Don’t be afraid or ashamed to go to confession

July 23, 2015: Love remains key to youth ministry, pope says

June 25, 2015: Pope tells parents to be mindful of children’s suffering

June 11, 2015: Pope: Playing nurse all night, working all day, families are heroic

May 28, 2015: Pope urges engaged couples to take time, be open to God’s surprises

May 14, 2015: In family relations, good manners are no joke, pope says at audience

April 30, 2015: Pope says ‘scandal’ of inequality, fear of marriage must be addressed

April 16, 2015: War of the sexes: Gender theory is the problem, not solution, pope says

April 2, 2015: Pope says a ‘good Easter’ requires making Jesus’ passion one’s own

March 19, 2015: Welcome children, learn from them, pope says at audience

March 5, 2015: Ignoring, abandoning the elderly is a sin, pope says

Feb. 19, 2015: Pope: Liberty, equality can turn selfish, unfair without brotherly love

Feb. 5, 2015: Pope: Families need fathers who guide, love them through thick and thin

Jan. 22, 2015: Poverty stems from unjust economic system, not big families, pope says

Jan. 8, 2015: World without mothers would be inhumane, lacking tenderness, pope says

Dec. 4, 2014: Ignoring God, not glorifying him, leads to violence

Nov. 22, 2014: Little acts of kindness, faith and love lead to holiness

Nov. 6, 2014: World’s bishops called to be servants, shepherds

Oct. 16, 2014: If laws don’t lead people to Jesus, they are obsolete, pope says