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Environment Faith Idolatry Life

The purpose and meaning of everything

By on February 13, 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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Communication Faith Idolatry Worship

Because they are witnesses

By on January 31, 2020

“Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.”
― Pope Francis, A Big Heart Open to God: A Conversation with Pope Francis


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Beliefs Church Idolatry Indifference Worship

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

By on January 26, 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 Notion of God is outdated.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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Idolatry Joy

Technological society

By on January 20, 2020

“technological society has succeeded in multiplying occasions of pleasure, yet has found it very difficult to engender joy.”
― Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium


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Beliefs Faith Grace Idolatry Trust

Trust only in him

By on January 18, 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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Beliefs Economic Justice Idolatry Lifestyle

A desire for power or human glory at all cost

By on January 13, 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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Idolatry

The value of the human person

By on January 5, 2020

Concern with the idols of power, profit, and money, rather than with the value of the human person, has become a basic norm for functioning and a crucial criterion for organization.
– Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy


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Beliefs Faith Idolatry Life

Human weakness and the complexities of life

By on December 27, 2019

“It is one thing to be understanding of human weakness and the complexities of life, and another to accept ideologies that attempt to sunder what are inseparable aspects of reality. Let us not fall into the sin of trying to replace the Creator. We are creatures, and not omnipotent….


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Beliefs Faith Idolatry Jesus Lifestyle Sin Success Worship

Which Idol lies hidden in my life?

By on December 27, 2019

We have to empty ourselves of the many small or great idols that we have and in which we take refuge, on which we often seek to base our security. They are idols that we sometimes keep well hidden; they can be ambition, careerism, a taste for success, placing…


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Idolatry Indifference Sin

All relationships are broken and everything is ruined

By on December 21, 2019

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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