The Holy Father teaches

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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