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The failure of global summits on the environment make it plain that our politics are subject to technology and finance. There are too many special interests, and economic interests easily end up trumping the common good. Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ #54
This week is the beginning of the Paris climate talks. Please pray that our global leaders truly act for the common good, to preserve the climate for the sake of all, particularly poor environmentally-vulnerable island states and nations, and all future generations.
God, by his sheer grace, draws us to himself and makes us one with him #112
Being Church means being God’s People. This means we are to be God’s leaven in the midst of humanity. #114
Let us go forth, let us go forth to offer everyone the life of Jesus Christ #49
Mission is a constant stimulus not to remain mired in mediocrity but to continue growing #121
We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace.
All from Pope Francis Joy in the Gospel
A Year of Mercy
The Pope's announcement of a holy year for mercy suggests that Pope Francis wants us to know how much God loves us, warts and all.
The “extraordinary Holy Year” will take place from December 8, 2015, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, to November 20, 2016, the Feast of Christ the King.
Announcing the closing date, the Pope added a new term to the title of Christ celebrated that day, also calling Jesus “the living face of the mercy of the Father”.