We have $162,320 to go in our Fall Campaign. Every penny is used to strengthen the Church. See details!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Mary offers hope in times of trouble, Pope says

Catholic World News - August 16, 2013

In his homily at a Mass for the feast of the Assumption, Pope Francis said that the Virgin Mary gives hope to the faithful in times of trouble.

At the Mass that he offered in the town square of Castel Gandolfo, the site of the papal summer residence, Pope Francis commented on the reading from the Book of Revelation, which depicts a woman in labor, with a dragon waiting to devour her newborn son. That reading, he said, applies to the Church, “glorious and triumphant, and yet on the other hand still in travail.”

The Virgin Mary, glorious and triumphant after being assumed into heaven, remains always with the Church, the Pope observed. She is not “distant and detached from us,” but is especially close to those in need, those who are caught up in the “struggles of life.”

The Pope told his congregation that the best way to invoke the Virgin’s help is by regular use of the Rosary. “Do you pray the rosary every day?” he asked. When the congregation answered, “Yes,” the Pope repeated the question: “Really?”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($162,320 to go):
$200,000.00 $37,679.72
81% 19%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

A secret plot to control the Synod? No; it's not secret at all. 7 hours ago
What about Catholic affirmation for those in false marriages? 9 hours ago
Free eBook: Pope Francis' Catechesis on the Family October 7
The headlines say Gov. Brown is Catholic. He says he's not sure what that means. October 7
Archbishop predicts Synod won't change Church teaching. Why am I not reassured? October 7

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
In Cuba, Pope emphasizes service to the vulnerable, praises thaw in US-Cuban relations CWN - September 21
Pope challenges America in speech to US Congress CWN - September 24
As Synod opens, Pope calls on Church to defend ‘unity and indissolubility’ of marriage bond CWN - October 5