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Acceptance Compassion Disability Economic Justice Environment People

Everything is connected

By on January 24, 2021

“When we fail to acknowledge as part of reality the worth of a poor person, a human embryo, a person with disabilities – to offer just a few examples – it becomes difficult to hear the cry of nature itself; everything is connected.”
― Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common…


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Compassion Disability Healing Humility Jesus Love Renewal Repair Shame

Bringing us ever closer to himself

By on October 16, 2020

“In a simple, direct, personal way he is presenting us with the reality of a God who does not condemn the world, but loves it more than it can believe or imagine (John 3:16–17). A God who can enter into the depths of our suffering is not repulsed by…


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Acceptance Disability Grace Healing Jesus Mercy

Jesus touched the leper and brought him back into the community

By on August 27, 2020

Moses states that lepers had to be excluded from the city and from the encampments in places that were deserted, cast out, and declared impure. In addition to suffering from the illness, they faced exclusion, marginalization, and loneliness. Being punished for his sins. The intention of the law that…


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Disability Faith Family Growth Life Unity Youth

The quality and value of every human life

By on May 25, 2020

“Families who lovingly accept the difficult trial of a child with special needs are greatly to be admired. They render the Church and society an invaluable witness of faithfulness to the gift of life. In these situations, the family can discover, together with the Christian community, new approaches, new…


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Disability Healing Jesus Sin

Condemnation into salvation

By on May 1, 2020

The logic of God, who welcomes, embraces, and transfigures evil into good, transforming and redeeming my sin, transmuting condemnation into salvation. Jesus enters into contact with the leper. He touches him. In doing so, he teaches us what to do when faced with people who suffer physically and spiritually.

Pope Francis Tweets

In the case of rare diseases, a support network among family members is more important than ever. I encourage those initiatives that support research and cures and I express my closeness to those who ill, especially the children, and their families.