“destruction. The work of the Church seeks not only to remind everyone of the duty to care for nature, but at the same time “she must above all protect mankind from self-destruction”.”
― Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common Home: The Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’
The Holy Spirit is the mover. This is why prayer is important. Pray to the Holy Spirit that he may come and create unity in the church. Grant that we be more and more united, never to be instruments of division. Enable us to commit ourselves, to sowing love…
“The wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts” (James 5:4).
– Pope Francis
“We must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world, and that being good and decent are worth it. We have had enough of immorality and the mockery of ethics, goodness, faith and honesty. It is time to…
“many lay people fear that they may be asked to undertake some apostolic work and they seek to avoid any responsibility that may take away from their free time.”
― Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium
“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…
To see a ray of hope as well in the eyes and hearts of refugees and all those who have been forcibly displaced – a hope that is expressed in expectations for the future, in the desire for friendship, in the wish to participate in the host society through…
How to give a good confession?
Look earnestly at himself and his sin.
Feel like a sinner, so that he can be amazed by God.
To recognize our need, our emptiness, our wretchedness. We cannot be arrogant.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy
“Occasionally our world forgets the special value of time spent at the bedside of the sick, since we are in such a rush; caught up as we are in a frenzy of doing, of producing, we forget about giving ourselves freely, taking care of others, being responsible for others….
“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…