But meanwhile, Francis’s popularity is not bringing more people into the church.
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A Pray Tell reader sent in this photo of a recent daily Mass in St. Martha’s Guesthouse with Pope Francis.
The pope several times in the homily referred to a text that is not based in the Latin.
“Come on, we are brothers. Let’s give each other a spiritual hug and let God complete the work that he has begun.”
The Pope will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper as he did in Buenos Aires and did last year in Rome.
“A Cardinal enters the Church of Rome, not a royal court. May all of us avoid, and help others to avoid, habits and ways of acting typical of a court.”
Pope Francis addresses Tony Palmer as “my brother bishop.”
“A liturgy detached from spiritual worship would risk becoming empty, declining from its Christian originality to a generic sacred sense, almost magical, and a hollow aestheticism.”
“It is just necessary to show some patience and kindness to people who are addicted to a certain fashion.”
“A celebration may prove to be impeccable, beautiful, from an external point of view, but if it does not lead to an encounter with Jesus, the risk is that it does not lead to the nourishment of our hearts and lives.”