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Grace Sin

Where sin increased

By on October 28, 2020

“Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more.” (Romans 5:20)
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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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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Mercy Sin

Being loved forever despite our sinfulness

By on October 27, 2020

Mercy:  the bridge that connects God and man, opening our heats to the hope of being loved forever despite our sinfulness.

~ Pope Francis


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Church Faith Love Sin

Humility against vanity

By on October 26, 2020

Humility against vanity, against arrogance – humility, meekness, magnanimity, and love preserve unity.

– Pope Francis


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Forgiveness Judgement Mercy Prayer Sin

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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Forgiveness Humility Mercy Shame Sin

Our need for forgiveness and mercy

By on October 24, 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 Mercy Sin

Their fall could have been mine

By on October 22, 2020

Prisoners of Bolivia, even Saint Peter and Saint Paul had been prisoners. I have a special relationship with people in prisons, deprived of their freedom. I have always been very attached to them, precisely because of my awareness of being a sinner. I always think: Why them and not…


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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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Acceptance Forgiveness Jesus Mercy Sin

Jesus came for the sinners

By on October 17, 2020

Mercy is the divine attitude which embraces, it is God’s giving himself to us, accepting us, and bowing to forgive. Jesus said he came not for those who were good but for the sinners.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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Desire Sin

No one can avoid sin

By on October 16, 2020

“No one can avoid sin, small or great, for very long.”
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy

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I unite myself to the pain of the families of the students barbarically killed in #Kumba, #Cameroon. May God enlighten hearts, so that similar acts may never be repeated! I send my affection to the families and all Cameroon, and I invoke the comfort that only God can give.