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

(Pope Francis first speech as pope)


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Communication Faith

Faith sets us on a journey

By on January 28, 2020

Far from making us in flexible, the security of faith sets us on a journey; it enables witness and dialogue with all.
– Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy


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Humility Shame Sin

We should be displeased with ourselves when we commit sin

By on January 28, 2020

“Search within your heart for what is pleasing to God. Your heart must be crushed. The impure heart must be destroyed so that the pure one may be created. We should be displeased with ourselves when we commit sin, for sin is displeasing to God.
– Pope Francis, The Name…


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Change Joy Love

Joy adapts and changes

By on January 27, 2020

“Joy adapts and changes, but it always endures, even as a flicker of light born of our personal certainty that, when everything is said and done, we are infinitely loved.”
― Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel


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Church Economic Justice Ecumenism Faith

Know the suffering Christ

By on January 27, 2020

Benedict XVI – “Our Christian faith in a God who became poor for us, so as to enrich us with his poverty.” This is why I want a church that is poor and for the poor. They have much to teach us. In their difficulties they know the suffering…


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Love Mercy

The symbol of everything that is seemingly important

By on January 27, 2020

Mercy is greater than prejudice.  Jesus is so very merciful.  The symbol of everything that is seemingly important, but loses all its value before the “love of God.”  We all have one, or more than one!  The one that weighs you down, that distances you from God?”

~ Pope Francis


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Beliefs Holy Spirit Jesus Truth

Let us invoke the Holy Spirit every day

By on January 27, 2020

“We are not Christian “part-time,” only at certain moments, in certain circumstances, in certain decisions; no one can be Christian in this way. We are Christian all the time! Totally! May Christ’s truth, which the Holy Spirit teaches us and gives to us, always and totally affect our daily…


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Hope Humility Patience

Am I humble enough?

By on January 27, 2020

“Am I humble enough to patiently stitch up, through sacrifice, the open wounds and communion?”

– Pope Francis


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Mercy

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

By on January 27, 2020

“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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Holy Spirit

The working of the Holy Spirit

By on January 26, 2020

Three words linked to the working of the Holy Spirit: newness, harmony, and mission.
– Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy


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Forgiveness

You’re the one who gave me the bad example

By on January 26, 2020

“Lord, forgive me if I have forgiven too much. But you’re the one who gave me the bad example!”
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy

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If we lose our memory, we destroy our future. May the anniversary of the Holocaust, the unspeakable cruelty that humanity learned of 75 years ago, serve as a summons to pause, to be still and to remember. We need to do this, lest we become indifferent. #DayofMemory