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papal selfies

16 Aug

Two phenomena come together, when young people use opportunities to take selfies with Francis: the popularity and playfulness of the selfie itself, the playfulness and the popularity of Pope Francis.

The Holy Father seems delighted in this video. I know that it delights me when young people make a point of saying hello to me in public, unabashedly calling out to me as “Father,” and introducing their friends to me and me to their friends, “This is my priest.” Many of them I do not recognize from being in Mass on Sundays, BUT the fact that they feel comfortable and even proud to approach the local Catholic priest is a blessing to them and to me. It is a holy connection and a holy communion.

returning to our first love

21 Apr

“In the Cross we see the monstrosity of man, when we allow ourselves to be guided by evil; but we also see the immensity of God’s mercy who does not treat us according to our sins, but according to His mercy.” 

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“The message which Christians bring to the world is this: Jesus, Love incarnate, died on the cross for our sins, but God the Father raised him and made him the Lord of life and death. In Jesus, love has triumphed over hatred, mercy over sinfulness, goodness over evil, truth over falsehood, life over death.”

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