Saints include simple people “from next door, our relatives and acquaintances who now are part of that ‘immense multitude’” in heaven, he said, which makes the feast of All Saints “a family celebration.” “Saints...
Category: Holiness and Sanctification
The Ten Commandments given by God are meant to protect his children from self-destruction; they are not harsh rules meant to enslave and oppress, Pope Francis said. Since the days of Adam and...
The grapevine in any big organisation, including the Church, is a rumour-mongering engine that tickles the ears of one and all. Because it does not contain formal or decisive statements from the top, it thrives on a handful of unverifiable “facts”.
Ah, but you might say “Holiness is for saintly people like the pope. But the pope says holiness is for you and me, and that everyone is called by God “to be holy and blameless before him in love” (Eph. 1:4).
Heaven is not an eternally dull existence but rather the completion of a journey toward a promised encounter with the Lord, Pope Francis said.
With his new apostolic exhortation on holiness, “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), Pope Francis delivered an easy-to-read guide to living an authentic Christian life in today’s world.