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" A Christian who does not pray for those who govern is not a good Christian. "
" Religion has the right to express its opinion in the service of the people, but God in creation has set us free: it is not possible to interfere spiritually in the life of a person. "
" Where there is no work, there is no dignity. "
" I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner. "
" If investments in banks fall, it is a tragedy, and people say, 'What are we going to do?' but if people die of hunger, have nothing to eat or suffer from poor health, that's nothing. "
" Find new ways to spread the word of God to every corner of the world. "
" In this quest to seek and find God in all things, there is still an area of uncertainty. There must be. If a person says that he met God with total certainty and is not touched by a margin of uncertainty, then this is not good. "
" I entered the diocesan seminary. I liked the Dominicans, and I had Dominican friends. But then I chose the Society of Jesus, which I knew well because the seminary was entrusted to the Jesuits. Three things in particular struck me about the Society: the missionary spirit, community and discipline. "
" Politics is the most important of the civil activities and has its own field of action, which is not that of religion. "
" My choices, including those related to the day-to-day aspects of life, like the use of a modest car, are related to a spiritual discernment that responds to a need that arises from looking at things, at people and from reading the signs of the times. Discernment in the Lord guides me in my way of governing. "
" I sincerely hope I can contribute to the progress there has been in relations between Jews and Catholics since the Second Vatican Council in a spirit of renewed collaboration. "
" We just cannot worry about ourselves. "
" If, hypothetically, Western Catholicism were to review the issue of celibacy, I think it would do so for cultural reasons, not so much as a universal option. "
" The Pope loves everyone, rich and poor alike, but the Pope has the duty, in Christ's name, to remind the rich to help the poor, to respect them, to promote them. "
" A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just. "
" Worshipping is stripping ourselves of our idols, even the most hidden ones, and choosing the Lord as the centre, as the highway of our lives. "
" A mother defends herself with a heart filled with love before doing so with words. I wonder whether there is any love for the church in the hearts of those who pay so much attention to the scandals. "
" Spiritual worldliness kills! It kills the soul! It kills the Church! "
" We have observed that, in society and the world in which we live, selfishness has increased more than love for others, and that men of good will must work, each with his own strengths and expertise, to ensure that love for others increases until it is equal and possibly exceeds love for oneself. "
" We all have the duty to do good. "
" Although the life of a person is in a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God. "
" I like it when someone tells me 'I don't agree.' This is a true collaborator. When they say 'Oh, how great, how great, how great,' that's not useful. "
" Let us all remember this: one cannot proclaim the Gospel of Jesus without the tangible witness of one's life. "
" When I was a seminarian, I was dazzled by a girl I met at an uncle's wedding. I was surprised by her beauty, her intellectual brilliance... and, well, I was bowled over for quite a while. "
" I dream of a church that is a mother and shepherdess. "
" The Son of God became incarnate in the souls of men to instill the feeling of brotherhood. All are brothers and all children of God. "
" We have to work harder to develop a profound theology of women within the church. The feminine genius is needed wherever we make important decisions. "
" He who doesn't pray to the Lord prays to the devil. "
" Those who today always look for disciplinarian solutions, those who long for an exaggerated doctrinal 'security,' those who stubbornly try to recover a past that no longer exists - they have a static and inward-directed view of things. In this way, faith becomes an ideology among other ideologies. "
" The proclamation of the saving love of God comes before moral and religious imperatives. Today sometimes it seems that the opposite order is prevailing. "
" Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge nor reason. "