"Let us begin this journey
of brotherhood in love, and mutual trust."

(Pope Francis first speech as pope)


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Growth

Growth through self-acceptance

By on June 18, 2021

“No one can grow if he does not accept his smallness.”
― Pope Francis


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Beliefs Faith Inspiration Patience

The book of Jonah!

By on June 18, 2021

The book of Jonah! It is short, but it is a very instructive parable, especially for those of us in the church.

– Pope Francis


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Beliefs Church Jesus

The source is Christ himself

By on June 18, 2021

Over the centuries, the church conserves this precious treasure, which is sacred Scripture, doctrine, the sacraments, the Ministry of pastors, so that we can be faithful to Christ and share in his very life. It is like a river coursing through history, developing, irrigating; but running water always comes…


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Mercy

We are called to show mercy because mercy has first been shown to us

By on June 18, 2021

“Should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?”  So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.  Mercy is not only an action of the Father, it becomes…


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Jesus Joy Love

The joy of having been saved

By on June 17, 2021

“Jesus on the cross feels the whole weight of the evil, and with the force of God’s love he conquers it; he defeats it with his resurrection. This is the good that Jesus does for us on the throne of the cross. Christ’s cross, embraced with love, never leads…


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Church Unity

Unity of the church

By on June 17, 2021

As a Catholic, do I live this unity of the church? Or does not concern me because I am closed within my own small group or within myself?
– Pope Francis


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Faith

The light of faith

By on June 17, 2021

Faith is a light. Once the flame of faith dies out, all other lights begin to dim. The light of faith is unique, because it is capable of illuminating every aspect of human existence. A light this powerful cannot come from us but from a more primordial source: God.
-…


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Communication Failure People Responsibility

6 Diseases of Leadership

By on June 17, 2021

1-Forgetting to relax & not taking time to recharge

2-not maintaining a sense of balance and interconnectedness with oneself- contributes to anxiety, chaos and confusion

3-becoming too self-absorbed and neglecting to foster interpersonal relationships

4-expressing yourself in an intimidating manner- no being warm or smiling or friendly

5-engaging in gossip & rumors

6-losing flexibility…


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Acceptance Fellowship Freedom Growth

Open yourselves in the charity of understanding

By on June 17, 2021

What does having inner freedom mean? First, being free from personal projects. Free from the possibility of planning your future or from the prospect of staying for any length of time in a place of “your own” pastoral action. It means, making yourself free also with regard to the…


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Beliefs Church Idolatry Indifference Worship

It is not necessary to believe in God to be a good person

By on June 17, 2021

“It is not necessary to believe in God to be a good person. In a way, the traditional. Notion of God is outdated. One can be spiritual but not religious. It is not necessary to go to church and give money — for many, nature can be a church….

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Pope Francis Tweets

Underlying all our strengths and weaknesses, stronger than all our past hurts and failures, or our fears and concerns about the future, there is this great truth: we are beloved sons and daughters.