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Overheard – February 27, 2013

Overheard – February 27, 2013

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

“If a lot of time has passed, don’t lose even one more day. Go. The priest will be good. Jesus will be there and he’s even nicer than the priest.”

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Overheard – January 30, 2014

Overheard – January 30, 2014

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Divisions among Christians are a scandal. There is no other word for it. A scandal!”

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Overheard – January 16, 2014

Overheard – January 16, 2014

| January 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Love with actions, not with words. The wind whisks words away; today they’re here, tomorrow they’re not.”

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Overheard – January 2, 2014

Overheard – January 2, 2014

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Let us allow our hearts to be touched, let us allow ourselves to be warmed by the tenderness of God; we need his caress.”

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Overheard – December 19, 2013

Overheard – December 19, 2013

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Being humble, in fact, doesn’t mean being unhappy with oneself or recognizing one’s wretchedness, or, to some extent, one’s own smallness. It’s looking at God first before oneself and measuring the abyss that separates the finite from the infinite. The more people see this, the more they become humble.”

— Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher of the papal household, giving the second of his 2013 Advent reflections to the pope and his closest aides Dec. 13

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Overheard – December 5, 2013

Overheard – December 5, 2013

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

“A human being is always sacred and inviolable, in any situation and at every stage of development. Once this conviction disappears, so do solid and lasting foundations for the defense of human rights, which would always be subject to the passing whims of the powers that be.”

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Overheard – November 21, 2013

Overheard – November 21, 2013

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

“I want to recommend some medicine for all of you. It’s a spiritual medicine. Don’t forget to take it. It’s good for your heart, for your soul, for your whole life.”

Pope Francis, encouraging people to pray the rosary, at the end of his Nov. 17 Sunday Angelus address

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Overheard – October 24, 2013

Overheard – October 24, 2013

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Believing in Jesus means giving him our flesh with the humility and courage of Mary, so that he can continue to dwell in our midst. It means giving him our hands, to caress the little ones and the poor; our feet, to go forth and meet our brothers and sisters; our arms, to hold up the weak and to work in the Lord’s vineyard; our minds, to think and act in the light of the Gospel; and especially our hearts, to love and to make choices in accordance with God’s will.”

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Overheard – October 10, 2013

Overheard – October 10, 2013

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Having this familiar relationship with the Lord is like keeping the window of our life open so that he can make his voice heard.”
— Pope Francis, speaking about the importance of prayer to youth and young adults in Assisi, Italy, Oct. 4

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Overheard – September 26, 2013

Overheard – September 26, 2013

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

“The confessional is not a torture chamber, but the place in which the Lord’s mercy motivates us to do better.”
Pope Francis, in his interview with Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro published in America magazine

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Overheard – September 12, 2013

Overheard – September 12, 2013

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Leave behind the self-interest that hardens your heart, overcome the indifference that makes your heart insensitive towards others, conquer your deadly reasoning, and open yourself to dialogue and reconciliation.”- Pope Francis.

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First comes ordination, then comes joy

First comes ordination, then comes joy

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

First comes ordination, then comes joy

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