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Acceptance Fellowship Freedom Growth

Open yourselves in the charity of understanding

By on January 17, 2021

What does having inner freedom mean? First, being free from personal projects. Free from the possibility of planning your future or from the prospect of staying for any length of time in a place of “your own” pastoral action. It means, making yourself free also with regard to the…


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Acceptance Ecumenism Fellowship

Be inviting, not imposing

By on January 15, 2021

“Instead of imposing new obligations, (Christians) should appear as people who wish to share their joy, who point to a horizon of beauty and who invite others to a delicious banquet.”
― Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel


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Acceptance Indifference Lifestyle Love People

Dare to really see people

By on January 12, 2021

“Tell me, when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?” If we dare to really see people, in their dignity and humanity, then we shall discover the right words to say.”
― Pope Francis, …


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Acceptance Compassion Forgiveness Judgement Love Mercy

Accepting others

By on January 10, 2021

“If our hearts are closed, if our hearts are made of stone, the stones find their way into our hands and we are ready to throw them.”
― Pope Francis


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Acceptance Compassion Economic Justice Faith Jesus

Society’s most neglected members

By on January 6, 2021

“Our faith in Christ, who became poor, and was always close to the poor and the outcast, is the basis of our concern for the integral development of society’s most neglected members.”
― Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy


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Acceptance Change Compassion Healing Holy Spirit Judgement Sin

The Holy Spirit lights up in the heart of a sinner

By on December 29, 2020

“When a person begins to recognize the sickness in their soul, when the Holy Spirit—the Grace of God—acts within them and moves their heart toward an initial recognition of their own sins, he needs to find an open door, not a closed one. He needs to find acceptance, not…


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Acceptance Family Judgement Shame Sin

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

By on December 27, 2020

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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Acceptance Courage Indifference Jesus Life Mercy Trust

He is with you

By on December 25, 2020

Let the risen Jesus into your life – welcome him as a friend, with trust: he is life! If up till now you have kept him at a distance, step forward. He will receive you with open arms. If you have been indifferent, take a risk; you won’t be…


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Acceptance Change Courage Growth

Starting anew with Christ

By on December 24, 2020

The second element is this: starting anew with Christ means imitating him by leaving ourselves behind and going out to encounter others.
– Pope Francis


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Acceptance Compassion Freedom Hope Life People Responsibility

Expectations for the future

By on December 22, 2020

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…

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Pope Francis Tweets

The world’s faith depends on #ChristianUnity; in fact, the Lord asked that we be one “so the world might believe” (Jn 17:21). The world will not believe because of our convincing arguments, but because we have borne witness to that love that unites us and draws us near. #Prayer