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Faith Idolatry

God’s tangible presence

By on January 22, 2021

“Our culture has lost its sense of God’s tangible presence and activity in our world.”
― Pope Francis, The Light of Faith


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Beliefs Faith Idolatry Life

Human weakness and the complexities of life

By on January 8, 2021

“It is one thing to be understanding of human weakness and the complexities of life, and another to accept ideologies that attempt to sunder what are inseparable aspects of reality. Let us not fall into the sin of trying to replace the Creator. We are creatures, and not omnipotent….


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Economic Justice Environment Idolatry People

Money ruins society

By on December 28, 2020

“Time, my brothers and sisters, seems to be running out; we are not yet tearing one another apart, but we are tearing apart our common home. Today, the scientific community realizes what the poor have long told us: harm, perhaps irreversible harm, is being done to the ecosystem. The…


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Beliefs Faith Idolatry Worship

Choosing the Lord

By on December 25, 2020

“Worshiping is stripping ourselves of our idols, even the most hidden ones, and choosing the Lord as the center, as the highway of our lives.”
― Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy


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Beliefs Economic Justice Idolatry Lifestyle

A desire for power or human glory at all cost

By on December 24, 2020

“It is striking that even some who clearly have solid doctrinal and spiritual convictions frequently fall into a lifestyle which leads to an attachment to financial security, or to a desire for power or human glory at all cost, rather than giving their lives to others in mission.”
― Pope…


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Beliefs Idolatry Jesus

You cannot serve two masters

By on December 19, 2020

Jesus himself told us: “you cannot serve two masters: Either you serve God or you serve Mammon.” This worldly spirit; money, vanity, pride, that path… We cannot take it… It is said to we race with one hand what we write with the other.
– Pope Francis, The Church of…


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Idolatry Joy

Technological society

By on December 14, 2020

“technological society has succeeded in multiplying occasions of pleasure, yet has found it very difficult to engender joy.”
― Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium


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Beliefs Idolatry

Idolatry leads nowhere

By on December 12, 2020

“Idolatry, then, is always polytheism, an aimless passing from one lord to another. Idolatry does not offer a journey but rather a plethora of paths leading nowhere and forming a vast labyrinth.”
― Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei: The Light of Faith


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Beliefs Church Idolatry Indifference Worship

It is not necessary to believe in God to be a good person

By on December 10, 2020

“It is not necessary to believe in God to be a good person. In a way, the traditional. Notion of God is outdated. One can be spiritual but not religious. It is not necessary to go to church and give money — for many, nature can be a church….


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Idolatry

The value of the human person

By on December 9, 2020

Concern with the idols of power, profit, and money, rather than with the value of the human person, has become a basic norm for functioning and a crucial criterion for organization.
– Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy

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Let us not ignore God’s word! It is a love letter, written to us by the One who knows us best. In reading it, we again hear his voice, see his face and receive his Spirit. #SundayOfTheWord