Review: Those who know the story of Exodus will be disappointed in Ridley Scott's version, even though the acting is excellent.
Christians should memorize not only the Ten Commandments but also the beatitudes, which Jesus taught as the path to true happiness, Pope Francis said.
At his weekly general audience Wednesday, the pope said he was so serious about the need for Christians to know the text of the beatitudes from Matthew 5:3-12 -- "Blessed are the poor in spirit ..." -- that he would read each one out loud and have the crowd repeat it.
More than 6,000 people filled the Vatican audience hall and its atrium for the pope's first general audience after a monthlong break.
The Peace Pulpit: When Jesus says, "Blessed are the poor," he's talking more about an attitude, a way of knowing one's need for God. Listen to Bishop Gumbleton's homily.