“We must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world, and that being good and decent are worth it. We have had enough of immorality and the mockery of ethics, goodness, faith and honesty. It is time to…
“This is one of the greatest challenges of our time: to convert ourselves to a type of development that knows how to respect creation.”
― Pope Francis
“You yourselves give them something to eat!” (Mark 6:37). This means working to eliminate the structural causes of poverty and to promote the integral development of the poor, as well as small daily acts of solidarity in meeting the real needs we encounter. Something more than a few sporadic…
It is a huge responsibility to be a Confessor. Confessors have before them the lost sheep that God loves so much; if we don’t show them the love and mercy of God, we push them away and perhaps will never come back.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is…
Am my open to a brother or sister of the family who is giving his or her life for Jesus Christ?
– Pope Francis
How to give a good confession?
Look earnestly at himself and his sin.
Feel like a sinner, so that he can be amazed by God.
To recognize our need, our emptiness, our wretchedness. We cannot be arrogant.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy
The times we live in do not call for young “couch potatoes” but for young people with shoes, or better, boots laced. It only takes players on the first string, and it has no room for bench-warmers.
~Pope Francis, World Youth day 2016
He who brings us from the disintegration of shame – to the fabric of trust. He restores courage, re-entrusts responsibility, and sends us out on mission.
– Pope Francis
“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…
If a catechist gives in to fear, then he or she is a coward. If a catechist has an easy time of it, he or she will end up being a statue in a museum. We have a lot of these! Please, no more statues! If a catechist’s rigid,…