Tag: Hope

Like water, Christians becomes stagnant if not moving, pope says

Like water, Christians becomes stagnant if not moving, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Christians can become stagnant if they do not have the crashing waves of hope moving in their lives, Pope Francis said.

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A frozen world, a fiery hope

A frozen world, a fiery hope

| Liz Kelly | December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

My beloved summer lake has now become a beloved winter lake, frozen into silence and stillness. The ice is thick enough to safely traverse, and my shining water world has become a sanctuary to me, a holy place to walk and pray and listen for God’s voice.

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World needs humble leaders unafraid to meet their enemies, pope says

World needs humble leaders unafraid to meet their enemies, pope says

| Carol Glatz | December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The world needs leaders who are humble and willing to talk with their enemies with the aim of leading their countries toward peace, Pope Francis said.

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Pope: True Christians must remain hopeful, not ‘whiny and angry’

Pope: True Christians must remain hopeful, not ‘whiny and angry’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 4, 2017 | 4 Comments

Real hope lies in the proclamation of Jesus’ death and resurrection, not just with one’s words but also in deeds, Pope Francis said.

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How to have hope: a guide from Pope Francis

How to have hope: a guide from Pope Francis

| Carol Glatz | September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Young people should love, believe and follow their dreams, never despairing because Jesus is always with them, Pope Francis said.

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Christians are oriented toward light, hope, pope says at audience

Christians are oriented toward light, hope, pope says at audience

| Cindy Wooden | August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The ancient practice of orienting church buildings East to West — with the entrance facing West and the altar toward the East — was symbolic of the connection that exists between light and hope, Pope Francis said.

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A reason for our hope

A reason for our hope

| Deacon Timothy Smith | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

People who know and love Jesus Christ exude a great joy. Every day, Catholics who make a witness of their faith to the people around them heal others through their work. The Acts of the Apostles demonstrate the power that comes from awakened believers who give witness through their words and deeds.

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Pope: God promises the ‘impossible,’ asks people hope against all hope

Pope: God promises the ‘impossible,’ asks people hope against all hope

| Carol Glatz | March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hope is not built on people’s predictions, assurances or line of reasoning, Pope Francis said.

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Trump presidency receives words of hope, prayers for civility

Trump presidency receives words of hope, prayers for civility

| January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Words of congratulations as well as caution emerged from political and religious leaders as President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated Jan. 20.

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Hope is powerful and calls us to action

Hope is powerful and calls us to action

| Father Michael Schmitz | October 13, 2016 | 1 Comment

Q. How do I live with hope? This world seems so lost at times. Even more personally, my life seems so painful and senseless at times. It all just seems so pointless.

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Sainthood sometimes includes biting your tongue, pope says

Sainthood sometimes includes biting your tongue, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 24, 2016 | 1 Comment

Holiness doesn’t depend on superhuman powers, but rather demands a heart filled with courage, hope and grace that strives for conversion each and every day, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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Hope: the answer to disappointment

Hope: the answer to disappointment

| Jeff Hedglen | January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The lessons from both “Ziggy” and this Theology On Tap discussion came rushing back to me when reading this week’s Gospel, which starts out, “The people were filled with expectation, and all were asking in their hearts whether John might be the Christ.”

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