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Lord of Hosts

By on February 20, 2020

“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


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Humility Shame Sin

We should be displeased with ourselves when we commit sin

By on February 6, 2020

“Search within your heart for what is pleasing to God. Your heart must be crushed. The impure heart must be destroyed so that the pure one may be created. We should be displeased with ourselves when we commit sin, for sin is displeasing to God.
– Pope Francis, The Name…


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How to give a good confession

By on February 4, 2020

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


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Forgiveness Humility Mercy Shame Sin

Our need for forgiveness and mercy

By on January 26, 2020

A shattered heart is the most pleasing gift to God. It is the sign that we are conscious of our sins, of the evil we have done, of our wretchedness, and of our need for forgiveness and mercy.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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Compassion Disability Healing Humility Jesus Love Renewal Repair Shame

Bringing us ever closer to himself

By on December 21, 2019

“In a simple, direct, personal way he is presenting us with the reality of a God who does not condemn the world, but loves it more than it can believe or imagine (John 3:16–17). A God who can enter into the depths of our suffering is not repulsed by…


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Grace Healing Humility Jesus Mercy Shame Sin

There are no situations we cannot get out of

By on December 13, 2019

“There are no situations we cannot get out of, we are not condemned to sink into quicksand, in which the more we move the deeper we sink. Jesus is there, his hand extended, ready to reach out to us and pull us out of the mud, out of sin,…


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Communication Grace Shame

Shame is a grace we ask for

By on December 6, 2019

The confessional shouldn’t be a torture chamber.  Some confessors can be excessively curious. To be explicit about details that are not necessary. Shame is a grace we ask for; it is good, positive, because it makes us humble. But in dialogue with a confessor we need to be listened…


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Acceptance Family Judgement Shame Sin

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

By on November 30, 2019

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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Church Communication Family Humility People Responsibility Scandal Shame

Do I increase harmony?

By on November 25, 2019

“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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Courage Responsibility Shame Trust

The fabric of trust

By on November 11, 2019

He who brings us from the disintegration of shame – to the fabric of trust. He restores courage, re-entrusts responsibility, and sends us out on mission.

– Pope Francis

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