27 February 2014

What is a bishop?

"The flock needs to find a place in the heart of its Pastor. If this is not solidly anchored in itself, in Christ and His Church, the bishop will continually be at the mercy of the waves, in search of ephemeral compensations, and will offer no shelter to his flock”.


Be coherent

"An incoherent Christian, he said, “does so much harm. Scandal kills.” He continued, “So many times we’ve heard ‘But Father, I believe in God, but not in the Church, because you Christians say one thing and do another.’ And also, ‘I believe in God, but not in you.’” This, he said, “Is because of inconsistency"
— Pope Francis, homily on February 27, 2014.

Read the rest: http://www.news.va/en/news/pope-to-christians-practice-what-you-preach

16 February 2014

The power of one...

"People have no idea what one saint can do: for sanctity is stronger than the whole of hell." - Thomas Merton

15 February 2014

Pope John XXIII

“I have to be pope both for those with their foot on the gas and those with their foot on the brake.”