Tag Archive | Pope Francis

Pope Francis, Population Control, Consumerism and Climate Change

Pope Francis in Laudato Si “To blame population growth instead of extreme and selective consumerism on the part of some, is one way of refusing to face the issues,” the pope wrote. “It is an attempt to legitimize the present model of distribution, where a minority believes that it has the right to consume in […]

God entered the world in a family.

—from the Catholic News Agency internet article Final synod document strongly backs Church teaching, beauty of family life Only God “is the Lord of life from it’s beginning to it’s end,” the document continued. “No one, under any circumstance, can claim for themselves the right to directly destroy an innocent human being.”Openness to life was […]

God never tires of forgiving us.

God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy. —Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium, paragraph 3

Pope Francis On Religious Freedom

“Religious freedom is not just a matter of thought or private devotion. It is the freedom to live — both privately and publicly — according to the ethical principles that are a consequence of the truth found.” —Pope Francis … I read the above quote in the internet article American Freedom and the Catholic Church […]

Something to Sing and Shout About

“You’re able to shout when your team makes a goal, but you cannot sing the Lord’s praises?” —Pope Francis, from his morning homily on January 28, 2014 + Song: Undignified by Matt Redman

Let Yourself Be Surprised

God constantly surprises us, he bursts our categories, he wreaks havoc with our plans. And he tells us: trust me, do not be afraid, let yourself be surprised, leave yourself behind and follow me! —Pope Francis —from his homily on Sunday, October 13, 2013 —Read the entire homily and also his beautiful reflection on Mary […]

Peace vs. Neutrality and Compromise

Jesus is our peace, He is reconciliation! But this peace is not neutrality, it is not compromise at any cost. This peace is not the peace of the grave! Following Jesus means renouncing evil, selfishness and choosing good, truth, justice, even when it requires sacrifice and renunciation of one’s own interests. —Pope Francis —8/18/13 during his […]