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The world promises you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.
Truth is not determined by a majority vote.
It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope.
The cross reminds us that there is no true love without suffering, there is no gift of life without pain.
If we allow the love of Christ to change our heart, then we can change the world. This is the secret of authentic happiness.
We were looking for a 'good shepherd,' and instead we got a German shepherd.
I have a mustard seed; and I am not afraid to use it.
Look at the face of the other... discover that he has a soul, a history and a life, that he is a person and that God loves this person.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed. Each of us is loved. Each of us is necessary.
When politicians presume to do God's work, they do not become divine but diabolical.
We are moving toward a dictatorship of relativism which does not recognize anything as for certain and which has as its highest goal one's own ego and one's own desires.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
Do you want to know yourself better? Then discover silence.
Do not be afraid of Christ. He takes nothing away and he gives you everything.
Dear brothers and sisters, after the great Pope John Paul II, the cardinals have elected me - a simple, humble worker in the vineyard of the Lord.
Evil draws its power from indecision and concern for what other people think.
God is always faithful to His promises, but He often surprises us in the way He fulfills them.
Dear young people, do not be satisfied with anything less than Truth and Love, do not be content with anything less than Christ
Everything is a gift from God: it is only by recognizing this crucial dependence on the Creator that we will find freedom and peace.
The new evangelization ... begins in the confessional.
Every human being is loved by God the Father. No one need feel forgotten, for every name is written in the Lord's loving heart.
God came into the world to reawaken the thirst for great things in us.
Lent stimulates us to let the Word of God penetrate our life and in this way to know the fundamental truth: who we are, where we come from, where we must go, what path we must take in life.
What does Sunday, the day of the Lord, mean for us? It is a day for rest and for family, but first of all a day for Him.
Advent is the spiritual season of hope par excellence, and in this season the whole Church is called to be hope, for itself and for the world.
Forgiveness does not replace justice.
May we be enlightened by a ray of the light that comes from Bethlehem, the light of He who is 'The Greatest' and made himself small.
May you always experience the joy that comes from putting Christ at the centre of your lives.
It was easy to know the doctrine. It's much harder to help a billion people live it.
God seeks us where we are, not so that we stay there, but so that we may come to be where He is, so that we may get beyond ourselves.
Holiness never goes out of fashion.
We must trust in the mighty power of God's mercy. We are all sinners, but His grace transforms us and makes us new.
Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes not divine, but demonic.
Believing is nothing other than, in the darkness of the world, touching the hand of God, and in this way, in silence, hearing the Word, seeing love.
We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
The ways of the Lord are not easy, but we were not created for an easy life, but for great things, for goodness.
Make sure that every person, of whatever background, can find in you a welcoming heart.
Indeed, truth draws strength from itself and not from the number of votes in its favour.
We are no longer able to hear God - There are too many frequencies filling our ears.
The closer a person is to God, the closer he is to people.
An Adult faith does not follow the waves of fashion and the latest novelties.
The fact that the Church is convinced of not having the right to confer priestly ordination on women, is now considered by some as irreconcilable with the European Constitution.
I am convinced that music really is the universal language of beauty which can bring together all people of good will on earth
A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints.
Nature expresses a design of love and truth.
Freedom is not only a gift, but a summons to personal responsibility.
God loves us; we need only to summon up the humility to allow ourselves to be loved.
Mary's greatness consists in the fact that she wants to magnify God, not herself.
But Palm Sunday tells us that ... it is the cross that is the true tree of life.
If we take the Lord's hand and let ourselves be guided by him, the path we take will be right and good.