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Change Growth Judgement

Memory is necessary for growth

By on April 7, 2021

“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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Forgiveness Judgement Mercy Responsibility Sin

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

By on April 7, 2021

“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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Jesus Judgement Mercy Sin

Jesus goes beyond the law

By on April 4, 2021

“And so Jesus, who wanted “to be alone with the woman and speak to her heart,” answered, “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” And then “they went away one by one” Then came the moment “of Jesus…


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Communication Judgement Pessimism

On being pessimistic and judgemental

By on March 27, 2021

“…I think that we succumb to attitudes that do not permit us to dialogue: domination, not knowing how to listen, annoyance in our speech, preconceived judgments and so many others.”
― Pope Francis, On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the Twenty-First Century


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Growth Judgement Responsibility

The objective evil of their actions

By on March 26, 2021

“The Gospel tells us to correct others and to help them to grow on the basis of a recognition of the objective evil of their actions (cf. Mt 18:15), but without making judgments about their responsibility and culpability (cf. Mt 7:1; Lk 6:37).”
― Pope Francis, The Joy of…


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Judgement Mercy

We also judge God

By on March 20, 2021

What is the danger that we presume we are righteous and judge others.  We also judge God, because we think that he should punish sinners, condemn them.  If in our heart there is no mercy, no joy of forgiveness, we are not in communion with God, even if we…


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Compassion Judgement Love

We will be judged on love alone

By on March 9, 2021

“By welcoming a marginalized person whose body is wounded and by welcoming the sinner whose soul is wounded, we put our credibility as Christians on the line. Let us always remember the words of Saint John of the Cross: “In the evening of life, we will be judged on…


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Compassion Judgement Mercy Sin

Compassion has a more human face

By on March 7, 2021

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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Judgement

The injustice we have committed before God

By on March 2, 2021

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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Acceptance Holy Spirit Judgement Mercy Sin

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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Pope Francis Tweets

The Lord does not want us to keep thinking about our failings. He wants us to look to Him. In our failings He sees children to help up; in our misery He sees children in need of His merciful love. #DivineMercy