Everyone who has received the sacrament of confirmation has received the gift of the Holy Spirit, who guides them and gives them the strength to follow God’s will, Pope Francis said.
Category: God & Salvation
A new Pew Research Centre survey has some interesting takeaways. While the majority of Americans say they believe in a higher power, what they are talking about isn’t necessarily God “as described in the Bible.”
God always loves and always remains faithful to his children, despite their sin and idolatry, Pope Francis said. “The faithful God cannot disavow himself, cannot disavow us, cannot deny his love, cannot deny his people, he cannot because he loves us,” the pope said in his homily at morning Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae.
God’s love is never lacking, despite people’s sins and rejection of his presence in their lives, Pope Francis said at a Lenten penance service.
Mass isn’t a paid arrangement for salvation but rather the commemoration of Christ’s sacrifice of his life, given freely to all, Pope Francis said.
I was interested to read the article “Lord’s Prayer: Germans to stay, Italians to change” (February 7), in regard to translations in the respective countries’ bishops’ conferences of the line “and lead us not into temptation”.
Roy Glover, Tzaneen – I have always admired reading the articles by Fr Ron Rolheiser OMI. Most are excellent and some brilliant, however I was very disappointed to read his article “How we get God wrong” , because I think such articles do far more harm than good.
Let’s get out the catalogue and plan for the greatest trip of our lives. Soon we will find that even the planning is part of a wonderful adventure filled with such good things. We’re on the magnificent journey to eternal life as told by Jesus, our King
The kingdom of God doesn’t come in a way that attracts attention, like a show or carnival God works in ways that are small and hidden and grow silently
The opening words of the sonnet “Death Be Not Proud” by the 17th-century British poet and cleric John Donne have resonated with me over the past couple of weeks.
Hell is a state of permanent separation from God, we are told, and images of eternal flames are no longer acceptable. I have come across Catholics who reject the existence of hell altogether. What must I believe?
When it comes to salvation, God does not seek any form of compensation and offers it freely to those in need of his love, Pope Francis said.