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How can I be a good confessor?

By on October 25, 2020

How can I be a good confessor?
A priest needs to think of his own sins, to listen with tenderness, to pray to the Lord for a heart as merciful as his, and not to cast the first stone because he, too, is a sinner who needs to be forgiven….


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The injustice we have committed before God

By on October 22, 2020

None of us should speak of injustice without thinking of all the injustice we have committed before God.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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Christians enclosed in their groups

By on October 19, 2020

Whenever we Christians are enclosed in our groups, our movements, our parishes, and the same thing happens to us that happens to anything close: when a room is closed, it begins to get dank. If a person is closed up in that room, he or she becomes ill! Whenever…


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Accepting others

By on October 3, 2020

“If our hearts are closed, if our hearts are made of stone, the stones find their way into our hands and we are ready to throw them.”
― Pope Francis


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Forgiveness has a social implication

By on September 24, 2020

WHY is it important to go to confession? Isn’t it enough to repent and ask for forgiveness on one’s own, and sort things out with God alone? Jesus said to his apostles: “Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, become instruments of the mercy of God. They act in…


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World Youth day 2016 – Their mistakes and sins have made them outcasts

By on September 23, 2020

Let us identify with those for whom “the family is a meaningless concept, the home only a place to sleep and eat”, and with those who live with the fear that their mistakes and sins have made them outcasts.

~Pope Francis, World Youth day 2016


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The door was opened just a crack, allowing absolution to come in

By on September 20, 2020

“DON Luigi Giussani used to quote this example from Bruce Marshall’s novel To Every Man a Penny. The protagonist of the novel, the abbot Father Gaston, needs to hear the confession of a young German soldier whom the French partisans are about to sentence to death. The soldier confesses…


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Change Growth Judgement

Memory is necessary for growth

By on September 14, 2020

“The lack of historical memory is a serious shortcoming in our society. A mentality that can only say, “Then was then, now is now”, is ultimately immature. Knowing and judging past events is the only way to build a meaningful future. Memory is necessary for growth.”
― Pope Francis, …


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Compassion Judgement Mercy Sin

Compassion has a more human face

By on September 11, 2020

Mercy is divine and has to do with the judgement of sin. Compassion has a more human face. It means to suffer with, to suffer together, to not remain indifferent to the pain and the suffering of others.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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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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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