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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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Jesus Judgement Mercy Sin

Jesus goes beyond the law

By on January 1, 2021

“And so Jesus, who wanted “to be alone with the woman and speak to her heart,” answered, “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” And then “they went away one by one” Then came the moment “of Jesus…


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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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Forgiveness Judgement Mercy Responsibility Sin

The door was opened just a crack, allowing absolution to come in

By on December 26, 2020

“DON Luigi Giussani used to quote this example from Bruce Marshall’s novel To Every Man a Penny. The protagonist of the novel, the abbot Father Gaston, needs to hear the confession of a young German soldier whom the French partisans are about to sentence to death. The soldier confesses…


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Communication Judgement Pessimism

On being pessimistic and judgemental

By on December 23, 2020

“…I think that we succumb to attitudes that do not permit us to dialogue: domination, not knowing how to listen, annoyance in our speech, preconceived judgments and so many others.”
― Pope Francis, On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the Twenty-First Century


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Acceptance Indifference Judgement Mercy

An attitude of being always ready to condemn

By on December 17, 2020

Clericalism is always intent on building borders, “regulating” the lives of people through imposed prerequisites and prohibitions that make our daily lives, already difficult, even harder. An attitude of being always ready to condemn and much less willing to accept. Ready to judge but not to bow down with…


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Change Growth Judgement

Memory is necessary for growth

By on December 14, 2020

“The lack of historical memory is a serious shortcoming in our society. A mentality that can only say, “Then was then, now is now”, is ultimately immature. Knowing and judging past events is the only way to build a meaningful future. Memory is necessary for growth.”
― Pope Francis, …


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Forgiveness Judgement Mercy Sin

Forgiveness has a social implication

By on December 2, 2020

WHY is it important to go to confession? Isn’t it enough to repent and ask for forgiveness on one’s own, and sort things out with God alone? Jesus said to his apostles: “Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, become instruments of the mercy of God. They act in…


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Compassion Judgement Mercy Sin

Compassion has a more human face

By on November 27, 2020

Mercy is divine and has to do with the judgement of sin. Compassion has a more human face. It means to suffer with, to suffer together, to not remain indifferent to the pain and the suffering of others.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy

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