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EG 273: With Soul

Pope Francis offers a personal testimony here: 273. My mission of being in the heart of the people is not just a part of my life or a badge I can take off; it is not an “extra” or just … Continue reading

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EG 272: Loving Others

To whom can we turn to give witness to the power of love? Not Huey Lewis, but Saint John and Pope Benedict XVI: 272. Loving others is a spiritual force drawing us to union with God; indeed, one who does … Continue reading

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EG 271: Making a Good Impression

Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium, offers a raft of Scriptures that contradict the conservative Catholic narrative that people should look at the virtuous as if they’re from another planet. Like we shouldn’t make a good impression at all. Which, don’t you … Continue reading

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EG 270: Wounds Close To Us

Today, let’s read a brief, but very significant commentary: 270. Sometimes we are tempted to be that kind of Christian who keeps the Lord’s wounds at arm’s length. Yet Jesus wants us to touch human misery, to touch the suffering flesh … Continue reading

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EG 269: Finding Joy and Meaning in Evangelization

Extroverts, introverts, or whomever. How do we evangelize? To whom can we look for a model, other than a tele-preacher, of course? If we are looking to get to the heart, and not just the mind, then we all know … Continue reading

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EG 268: The Spiritual Savor Of Being A People

In the next few sections, Pope Francis looks at the second of four topics within the theme of “spirit-filled evangelizers,” namely the spiritual savor of being a people. 268. The word of God also invites us to recognise that we are … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Creativity IV: Dialogue

In his Saturday meeting last weekend with priests from the diocese of Caserta, Pope Francis spoke of creativity. He rambled a bit, but his final destination brought us to a reflection on dialogue, and rested again on creativity. In the contemporary … Continue reading

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