“I invite each one of you to ask yourself, ‘Have I learned how to weep, how to cry when I see a hungry child, a child on the street who…
What We are Doing
We are more capable of destroying the earth than are the angels [in the Book of Revelation 7,2]. And this is what we are doing… destroying Creation, destroying life, destroying…
We all have the duty to do good.
Youth and Elderly
The most serious of the evils that afflict the world these days are youth unemployment and the loneliness of the old. The old need care and companionship; the young need…
CONSUMERISM AND CONSCIENCE
The great danger in today’s world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, is the desolation and anguish born of a complacent yet covetous heart, the feverish pursuit of frivolous pleasures, and a blunted conscience.
Now it is in style to throw young people away with unemployment. Someone told me that 75 million young Europeans under 25 years of age are unemployed. This is an atrocity.
(Narcissism) indicates an excessive love for oneself and this is not good, it can produce serious damage not only to the soul of those affected but also… with the society in which one lives.
A fundamentalist group, although it may not kill anyone, although it may not strike anyone, is violent. The mental structure of fundamentalists is violence in the name of God.
NEED FOR THE STATE
I think so-called unrestrained (“free market”) liberalism only makes the strong stronger and the weak weaker and excludes the most excluded… We need rules of conduct and also, if necessary, direct intervention from the state to correct the more intolerable inequalities.
Apostolic Exhortation excerpt (Pope Francis, 2013)
The Consumerist Economy The great danger in today’s world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, is the desolation and anguish born of a complacent yet covetous heart, the feverish pursuit…