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Transmission of the Christian message

By on February 23, 2021

Jesus sends forth his disciples not as holders of power or as masters of law into the world asking them to love in the logic of love and selflessness. The Christian message is transmitted by embracing those in difficulty, by embracing the outcast, the marginalized, and the sinner.
– Pope…


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Remain with someone who has faltered along the way

By on February 19, 2021

“Often it is better simply to slow down, to put aside our eagerness in order to see and listen to others, to stop rushing from one thing to another and to remain with someone who has faltered along the way.”
― Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the…


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When a person begins to recognize the sickness in their soul

By on February 17, 2021

Without ever caving in to the temptation of feeling that we are just or perfect. The more conscious we are of our wretchedness and our sins, the more we experience the love and infinite mercy of God among us, and the more capable we are of looking upon the…


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The Holy Spirit lights up in the heart of a sinner

By on February 17, 2021

“When a person begins to recognize the sickness in their soul, when the Holy Spirit—the Grace of God—acts within them and moves their heart toward an initial recognition of their own sins, he needs to find an open door, not a closed one. He needs to find acceptance, not…


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World Youth day 2016 -There are plenty of other socially acceptable drugs

By on February 16, 2021

Certainly, drugs are bad, but there are plenty of other socially acceptable drugs, that can end up enslaving us just the same. One way or the other, they rob us of our greatest treasure: our freedom.

~Pope Francis, World Youth day 2016


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Turning a blind eye

By on February 12, 2021

“See everything; turn a blind eye to much; correct a little.”
― Pope Francis, A Big Heart Open to God: A Conversation with Pope Francis


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The Need to Change

By on February 12, 2021

To be faithful, to be creative, we need to be able to change. Why must I change? So that I can adapt to the situations in which I must proclaim the gospel.
– Pope Francis


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A church that goes forth

By on February 11, 2021

Church that goes forth towards those who are “wounded,” who are in need of an attentive ear, understanding, forgiveness, and love.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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Society’s most neglected members

By on February 9, 2021

“Our faith in Christ, who became poor, and was always close to the poor and the outcast, is the basis of our concern for the integral development of society’s most neglected members.”
― Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy


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Expectations for the future

By on February 8, 2021

To see a ray of hope as well in the eyes and hearts of refugees and all those who have been forcibly displaced – a hope that is expressed in expectations for the future, in the desire for friendship, in the wish to participate in the host society through…

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During the Season of #Lent, the Holy Spirit drives us too, like Jesus, into the desert (Mk 1:12-15). It is not a physical place, but rather an existential dimension in which we can be silent and listen to the word of God, so that a true conversion might be effected in us.