113 – “It is essential to draw near to new forms of poverty and vulnerability, in which we are called to recognize the suffering Christ”

The Church has always faithfully exercised her mission of caring for those in need. The times have changed, but the same difficulties always present themselves…

85 – Who teaches us how to love? The Holy Spirit alone. You can take a thousand courses in catechesis or spirituality, or a thousand courses in yoga or Zen – but all of this will never be able to give you the freedom of the Son

In the Acts of the Apostles, we find the intriguing story of an Ethiopian, minister of the Queen of Candace, who had traveled to Jerusalem…

70 – Our faith is revolutionary – A Christian who is not revolutionary is not a Christian! – Help me to keep making a racket!

Throughout the ages, stories of heroes – whether true or legendary – have thrilled the hearts of the young.   As a result of the disinterested…

89 – When the Church becomes closed, she becomes an ailing Church, she falls ill! The Church must step outside herself. To the outskirts of existence, whatever they may be

‘Charity begins at home’. This popular expression clearly transmits the attitude that an apostle of the Gospel should have. In fact, no one can give…

73 – Many grave sins were committed against the native peoples of America in the name of God. I humbly ask forgiveness, not only for the offenses of the Church herself, but also for crimes committed against the native peoples during the so-called conquest of America.

‘What has been, that will be; what has been done, that will be done. Nothing is new under the sun’ (Eccles 1:9). Those who lived…

47 – Being a minority is actually a strength. We have to be a leavening infinitely smaller than the mass. Our goal is not to proselytize but to listen to needs

Spiritual realities surpass natural realities, often evading the capacity of our limited intelligence. That’s why the Divine Master frequently used analogies when he explained the…

20 – The poor are the flesh of Christ; and poverty is a theological category

Love for the poor is not a recent novelty born in the Church, although some try to present it as such. It was the Divine…

19 – The Church defended the Faith with walls; but now we need to build bridges. Gone are the days of excluding atheists, unmarried, socialists…

Moved by the divine command to evangelize all nations and baptize all in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,…