» 06/30/2013, 00.00
Pope: we must listen more to our conscience as Benedict XVI does, not to whatever suits or pleases us
During the Angelus, Francis stressed the value of conscience in Jesus, who was not "remote-controlled" but decided in "obedience to the Father", together with Him. With his renunciation, even Benedict XVI "gave us a great example of this, when the Lord had made it clear, in prayer, what step he had to take." A Christian who does not speak with God is not free.
For Pope, following Jesus is to choose an uncomfortable path that is not that of success or earthly glory
Following Christ "leads to true freedom, freedom from selfishness and sin." For the pontiff, "in Peter, as in the other disciples and in each of us, the temptation of the Evil One, who wants to turn us away from God’s will, stands in opposition to the grace of the Father.”
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Jesus weeps because he remembers the story of "his people." On the one hand this "crazy love of God for His people" and the other "the selfish response of the people, discouraged, adulterous, idolatrous".
Pope: "our neighbour" is anyone in need, “especially the most marginalised"
In his first Angelus from Castel Gandolfo, where he is spending a period of rest, Benedict XVI urges people to use vacation time for rest and to restore strength in body and spirit”. Feast of Saint Benedict, the " great patron of my pontificate".
Church defends and promotes the dignity and holiness of the family, says Pope
Benedict XVI greets the participants in the celebration of the family in Madrid sponsored by the Spanish Church; he asserts that the ‘good health’ of the family helps society’s growth.
Pope: "organized" apostolate of lay people bears fruit in society and institutions
Bendict XVI recalls another Conciliar document and draws attention to the important mission of each and every baptized person, upholding the new Blesseds as an example.
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