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Economic Justice Hope Scandal Sin

Corruption is a sinful hardening of the heart

By on October 27, 2020

The same invitation is extended to those who either perpetrate or participate in corruption. This festering wound is a grave sin that cries out to heaven for vengeance, because it threatens the very foundations of personal and social life. Corruption prevents us from looking to the future with hope,…


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Lifestyle Scandal Sin

It becomes a mental habit

By on October 19, 2020

Corruption is the sin which, rather than being recognized as such and making us humble, is elevated to a system, it becomes a mental habit, a way of living.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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Healing Scandal Truth

Allowing the Grace of God to enter

By on August 11, 2020

Corruption leads people to lose the modesty that safeguards truth, goodness, and beauty. The corrupt man often doesn’t realize his own condition, much as a person with bad breath does not know they have it.
Generally, the Lord saves him through life’s great ordeals, situations that he cannot avoid and…


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Forgiveness Scandal Shame Sin

The grace to recognize themselves as sinners

By on August 7, 2020

We need to pray that God can find his way into the hearts of the corrupt and grant them the grace of shame, the grace to recognize themselves as sinners in need of his forgiveness.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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Lifestyle Scandal Sin

The corrupt man

By on July 4, 2020

Corruption is not an act but a condition, a personal and social state in which we become accustomed to living. The corrupt man is so closed off he does not allow himself to be called into question by anything or anyone. The self-confidence he has built up is based…


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Scandal Sin

Sinners and the scandals

By on June 20, 2020

“The media only writes about the sinners and the scandals, he said, but that’s normal, because ‘a tree that falls makes more noise than a forest that grows.”
― Pope Francis


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Humility Scandal Sin

A scandalous Christian leads a double life

By on April 7, 2020

“The corrupt man is the one who sins but does not repent, who sins and pretends to be Christian, and it is this double life that is scandalous. The corrupt man does not know humility, he does not consider himself in need of help, he leads a double life.”
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Forgiveness Humility Mercy Scandal Sin

Sin can lead to corruption

By on April 7, 2020

The repentant sinner, who sins again and again because of his weakness will find forgiveness if he acknowledges his need for mercy. The corrupt man is the one who sins but does not repent, and it is this double life that is scandalous. The corrupt man does not know…


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Church Communication Family Humility People Responsibility Scandal Shame

Do I increase harmony?

By on April 7, 2020

“Let each one ask him- or herself today, “Do I increase harmony in my family, in my parish, in my community, or am I a gossip? Am I a cause of division or embarrassment?” And you know the harm that gossiping does to the Church, to the parishes, the…

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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