Pope Francis, in his homily at the daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta, reflects on the hypocrisy of the “just,” who treat their Christianity “like a social habit.” They do not bring Jesus into their daily life, and so they cast him from their hearts. When we act like that, the Pope says, “we are Christians, but we are living like pagans!”
In an interview, Fr. Banu Kurniatanto, Director of Caritas Indonesia, spoke about plans to reach the survivors of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Central Sulawesi Province on September 28.
Fr. Antony Kadavil reflects and comments on the readings at Mass for the twenty-seventh Sunday in ordinary time. He says that the readings are about the bond of love that marriage creates between a man and a woman, a bond that God intends to be permanent.
Pope Francis celebrated the opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops on Wednesday expressing his trust in young people, whom he said, are called to help renew the Churchâ€™s capacity to dream, to hope and to build a better world.
On the Memorial of the Guardian Angels, Pope Francis dedicated the Mass to the 25 years of religious life of a nun present at the celebration. Taking his inspiration from the Readings, he praised the role of the protectors God places by our side: the angels, whom he calls our companions, guardians, and guides along the path of our life, and gateways that open the way to God.