55 – The only way for individuals and societies to grow is via the culture of encounter without needless preconceptions

Europe is, without doubt, the only continent whose borders are not defined by geographic criteria, for if these were to be considered, it would be…

53 – The most serious of the evils that afflict the world these days are youth unemployment, the loneliness of the elderly, poverty, corruption

St. Pius X warned against pastors only committed ‘to doing good, above all to resolving the problems of the people,’ but who were concerned ‘greatly…

50 – Hopefully we’ll have to sell off churches in order to give food to the poor

If there’s a place in the world where anyone, rich or poor, can feel welcomed without restrictions, it’s in a Catholic church. There, where material…

18 – We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods – more emphasis must be put on positive things, lest we lose the freshness and the perfume of the Gospel

The spiritual good of the People of God depends on the proclamation of the Gospel that was confided by Jesus Christ himself to Saint Peter…

44 – Educating in a Christian manner is not just undertaking a catechesis, this is a part. It is not just undertaking proselytism; never proselytize in schools! What matters is to take away hunger, religion doesn’t matter

Saint John Chrysostom compares the education of a child with the fashioning of a wonderful statue for God. According to this Doctor of the Church,…

2 – A rereading of the Gospel in light of contemporary culture

One of the fundamental documents of Vatican Council II teaches that ‘the Church has always had the duty of scrutinizing the signs of the times…

1 – Proselytism among Christians is in itself a grave sin

According to the Oxford Dictionary ‘proselytize’ means ‘convert or attempt to convert someone from one religion […] to another,’ while ‘proselyte’ means ‘a person who…

42 – If people are wounded, what does Jesus do? Does He rebuke them for being wounded? No, He comes and carries them on his shoulders

Imagine a sick beggar pleading for help at the door of a hospital run by religious. He is immediately welcomed with words of understanding: ‘Welcome,…

21 – Encounter is the bridge to peace

“We looked for peace, but no good came, for a time of healing, but behold, terror.” (Jer 8:15) Who does not long for peace? But……