Core Quotes

 

I have the humility and ambition to want to do something.

 

We need to get to know each other, listen to each other and improve our knowledge of the world around us….This is important: to get to know people, listen, expand the circle of ideas.

 

God does not reveal himself in strength or power, but in the weakness and fragility of a newborn babe.

 

Look upon our planet, frequently exploited by human greed and rapacity.

 

Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that create huge inequalities.

 

At the center of all economic systems must be man, man and woman, and everything else must be in service of this person. But we have put money at the center, the god of money…


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The feminine genius is needed wherever we make important decisions.

 

I was not addressing only Catholics but all men of good will (when) I say that politics is the most important of the civil activities…

Negativity

“Even here, charity, and charity alone, frees us. Above all it frees us from the mortal danger of pent-up anger, of that smoldering anger which makes us brood over wrongs…

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Poverty

What does it gain the world if we are living in a stifling atmosphere of intrigues that dry up our hearts and impede our mission? When we forget the mission,…

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Courage, Hope, Grace

I want to criticize my neighbor, my colleague: bite your tongue a bit. Your tongue will swell a little, but your spirit will be purer; the way to holiness consists…

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Action and Intent For the Good

In a society so often intoxicated by consumerism and hedonism, wealth and extravagance, appearances and narcissism, [we are called to] act soberly, in other words, in a way that is…

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