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Beliefs Economic Justice Idolatry Lifestyle

A desire for power or human glory at all cost

By on May 7, 2021

“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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Communication Idolatry Jesus

God is the center

By on May 1, 2021

When we put Christ at the center of our life, we ourselves don’t become the center! The more that you unite yourself to Christ and he becomes the center of your life, the more he leads you out of yourself, leads you from making yourself the center and opens…


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Beliefs Church Idolatry Indifference Worship

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

By on April 15, 2021

“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 Notion of God is outdated.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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Change Idolatry Life Pessimism

God’s voice is no longer heard

By on April 14, 2021

“Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. God’s voice is no longer heard; the quiet joy of his love is no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades.”
― Pope…


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Idolatry

The Pope is a normal person

By on March 30, 2021

“If I’m not mistaken, Sigmund Freud said that in every idealization there’s an aggression. Depicting the Pope as a sort of Superman, a star, is offensive to me. The pope is a man who laughs, cries, sleeps calmly and has friends like everyone else. A normal person.”
― Pope Francis


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Idolatry Indifference Sin

All relationships are broken and everything is ruined

By on March 25, 2021

When we think only of ourselves and our own interests and place ourselves in the center, when we permit ourselves to be captivated by the idols of Dominion and power, when we put ourselves in God’s place, then all relationships are broken and everything is ruined; then the door…


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Idolatry

The value of the human person

By on March 22, 2021

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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Beliefs Faith Idolatry Worship

Choosing the Lord

By on March 10, 2021

“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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Environment Faith Idolatry Life

The purpose and meaning of everything

By on March 2, 2021

“Or indeed when the desire to create and contemplate beauty manages to overcome reductionism through a kind of salvation which occurs in beauty and in those who behold it. An authentic humanity, calling for a new synthesis, seems to dwell in the midst of our technological culture, almost unnoticed,…


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Beliefs Idolatry

Idolatry leads nowhere

By on February 1, 2021

“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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