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Idolatry Indifference Sin

All relationships are broken and everything is ruined

By on October 31, 2020

When we think only of ourselves and our own interests and place ourselves in the center, when we permit ourselves to be captivated by the idols of Dominion and power, when we put ourselves in God’s place, then all relationships are broken and everything is ruined; then the door…


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Change Idolatry Life Pessimism

God’s voice is no longer heard

By on October 25, 2020

“Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. God’s voice is no longer heard; the quiet joy of his love is no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades.”
― Pope…


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Beliefs Church Idolatry Indifference Worship

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

By on October 21, 2020

“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 Notion of God is outdated.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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Beliefs Faith Grace Idolatry Trust

Trust only in him

By on October 17, 2020

“Let’s ask the Lord for the grace of giving all of us the wisdom to trust only in him, not in things, in human strength, only in him”
― Pope Francis, Encountering Truth: Meeting God in the Everyday


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Environment Faith Idolatry Life

The purpose and meaning of everything

By on October 10, 2020

“Or indeed when the desire to create and contemplate beauty manages to overcome reductionism through a kind of salvation which occurs in beauty and in those who behold it. An authentic humanity, calling for a new synthesis, seems to dwell in the midst of our technological culture, almost unnoticed,…


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Idolatry

The Pope is a normal person

By on October 9, 2020

“If I’m not mistaken, Sigmund Freud said that in every idealization there’s an aggression. Depicting the Pope as a sort of Superman, a star, is offensive to me. The pope is a man who laughs, cries, sleeps calmly and has friends like everyone else. A normal person.”
― Pope Francis


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Beliefs Economic Justice Idolatry Lifestyle

A desire for power or human glory at all cost

By on September 26, 2020

“It is striking that even some who clearly have solid doctrinal and spiritual convictions frequently fall into a lifestyle which leads to an attachment to financial security, or to a desire for power or human glory at all cost, rather than giving their lives to others in mission.”
― Pope…


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Beliefs Church Faith Idolatry Indifference Jesus Judgement People Pessimism Unity

Christians, be a little bit more normal

By on September 3, 2020

“How many times do we hear: ‘Come on, you Christians, be a little bit more normal, like other people, be reasonable!’ This is real snake charmer’s talk: ‘Come on, just be like this, okay? A little bit more normal, don’t be so rigid …’ But behind it is this:…


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Beliefs Idolatry

Idolatry leads nowhere

By on September 1, 2020

“Idolatry, then, is always polytheism, an aimless passing from one lord to another. Idolatry does not offer a journey but rather a plethora of paths leading nowhere and forming a vast labyrinth.”
― Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei: The Light of Faith


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Faith Idolatry Jesus Worship

What it means to be close to Christ

By on August 6, 2020

“This is what it means to be close to Christ. Abide in Jesus! This means remaining attached to him, in him, and with him, talking to him. Abide in Jesus!”
― Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy

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We need to look at our cities with a contemplative gaze, a gaze of faith which sees God dwelling in homes, on the streets and squares. This presence must be found, discovered. God does not hide himself from those who seek him with a sincere heart. #WorldCitiesDay