Tag: humility

Humility: The mother of all virtues

Humility: The mother of all virtues

| Father Eugene Hemrick | September 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Every time we visited relatives, my mother would admonish us, “Know your place!” adding, “Don’t be a showoff, practice humility!”

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Wall Street executive says ‘joyful perseverance’ key to street evangelism

Wall Street executive says ‘joyful perseverance’ key to street evangelism

| Kurt Jensen | August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Stephen Auth is used to being taken seriously as a manager of mutual funds. In his work in street evangelism, though, he has learned new lessons in humility.

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To kill the cult of personality

To kill the cult of personality

| Liz Kelly | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

A year or so ago, my very talented and prayerful assistant convinced me I needed to develop a better website. I dragged my feet — and legs, and arms, and torso and half-hermit heart. The thought of “marketing” makes me nauseous, and social media in general disturbs my spirit. I wonder what Jesus, who never consulted a publicist or created a branding strategy, thinks of such hubbub.

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Pope to bishops: Conversion, humility

Pope to bishops: Conversion, humility

| Cindy Wooden | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The clerical abuse crisis and the “crisis of credibility” it created for the U.S. bishops have led to serious divisions within the U.S. Church and to a temptation to look for administrative solutions to problems that go much deeper, Pope Francis told the U.S. bishops.

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Pope: Tolerating each other’s flaws fights devil’s attempts to divide

Pope: Tolerating each other’s flaws fights devil’s attempts to divide

| Carol Glatz | October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Humility, kindness and generosity are needed to create peace in the world, starting in one’s own family, Pope Francis said.

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When devil is unleashed, humility is the only weapon, pope says

When devil is unleashed, humility is the only weapon, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

When unjustly insulted and accused, Jesus showed his power and authority not by admonishing others but by being humble and meek, Pope Francis said.

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Pope falls, not hurt at Mass; says God shows his greatness in humility

Pope falls, not hurt at Mass; says God shows his greatness in humility

| Junno Arocho Esteves | July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

God chose to manifest his power not by amazing feats of greatness but rather through small acts of humility, choosing to enter the world as a child born of a woman, Pope Francis said.

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Men, think you don’t need help? Jesus showed otherwise on Calvary

Men, think you don’t need help? Jesus showed otherwise on Calvary

| Jeff Reither | July 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

In January, I was on a men’s retreat in the Boundary Waters and had to leave early for a family emergency. My 6-year-old son Isaiah, who had a congenital heart defect and other serious health issues, was admitted to the hospital for his 50th — and last — time. He died the following Friday while holding my hand.

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Encountering Pope Francis through beauty and joy

Encountering Pope Francis through beauty and joy

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The last full week of September felt like our entire country had an encounter with a saint. People I met who were paying attention to the visit of our Holy Father were surprised by joy. Many could not explain what was happening in them as they watched Pope Francis on TV or waved at him from a crowd.

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Spouses’ love for each other depends first on God’s love

Spouses’ love for each other depends first on God’s love

| Sister Candace Fier | May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Remember the last time you saw a child receive a gift, and the joy and excitement on his or her face when he or she realized that the gift was his or hers to rip open and discover the treasure within? Remember the child’s thank you facilitated by Mom and Dad? It was the gift that taught the child that someone loves him or her, and wants to give him or her joy.

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Humility is a virtue we learn from Christ

Humility is a virtue we learn from Christ

| Deacon Joseph Kirembwe | August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

I have seen many people — politicians, celebrities, even priests — especially in Uganda where I grew up, demanding honor and respect from others. Being honored and respected is good. But, if we overly demand it from others, it may not be good. The readings of this Sunday challenge us as Jesus’ followers to learn to be humble.

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MN Catholics express sadness, thanks

MN Catholics express sadness, thanks

| Susan Klemond | February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Early Monday morning, Marcelle Diedrich was half asleep when she heard the news on her radio that Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of the month.

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