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" He who doesn't pray to the Lord prays to the devil. "
" A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of himself, so that those who govern can govern. But what is the best that we can offer to those who govern? Prayer! "
" The Church is or should go back to being a community of God's people, and priests, pastors and bishops, who have the care of souls, are at the service of the people of God. "
" First of all, you ask me if the God of Christians forgives one who doesn't believe and doesn't seek the faith. Premise that - and it's the fundamental thing - the mercy of God has no limits if one turns to him with a sincere and contrite heart; the question for one who doesn't believe in God lies in obeying one's conscience. "
" God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it. "
" 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. "
" I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner. "
" I love tango, and I used to dance when I was young. "
" 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. "
" You cannot be a conscious Christian without St. Paul. He translated the teachings of Christ into a doctrinal structure that, even with the additions of a vast number of thinkers, theologians and pastors, has resisted and still exists after two thousand years. "
" The proclamation of the saving love of God comes before moral and religious imperatives. Today sometimes it seems that the opposite order is prevailing. "
" To say that you can kill in the name of God is blasphemy. "
" Right now, we don't have a very good relation with creation. "
" A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges is not Christian. This is not in the Gospel. "
" Leaders of the Church have often been Narcissus, flattered and sickeningly excited by their courtiers. The court is the leprosy of the papacy. "
" Truth, according to the Christian faith, is God's love for us in Jesus Christ. Therefore, truth is a relationship. "
" 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. "
" Among us, who is above must be in service of the others. This doesn't mean we have to wash each other's feet every day, but we must help one another. "
" These days there is a lot of poverty in the world, and that's a scandal when we have so many riches and resources to give to everyone. We all have to think about how we can become a little poorer. "
" Anyone who wants to be pope doesn't care much for themselves, God doesn't bless them. I didn't want to be pope. "
" A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just. "
" We need to avoid the spiritual sickness of a church that is wrapped up in its own world: when a church becomes like this, it grows sick. "
" If the Christian is a restorationist, a legalist, if he wants everything clear and safe, then he will find nothing. Tradition and memory of the past must help us to have the courage to open up new areas to God. "
" Politics is the most important of the civil activities and has its own field of action, which is not that of religion. "
" Wretched are those who are vindictive and spiteful. "
" Jesus teaches us another way: Go out. Go out and share your testimony, go out and interact with your brothers, go out and share, go out and ask. Become the Word in body as well as spirit. "
" Politics, according to the Social Doctrine of the Church, is one of the highest forms of charity, because it serves the common good. I cannot wash my hands, eh? We all have to give something! "
" Today, the news is scandals; that is news, but the many children who don't have food - that's not news. This is grave. We can't rest easy while things are this way. "
" I am always wary of decisions made hastily. I am always wary of the first decision, that is, the first thing that comes to my mind if I have to make a decision. This is usually the wrong thing. I have to wait and assess, looking deep into myself, taking the necessary time. "
" Sometimes negative news does come out, but it is often exaggerated and manipulated to spread scandal. Journalists sometimes risk becoming ill from coprophilia and thus fomenting coprophagia: which is a sin that taints all men and women, that is, the tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive aspects. "
" Once elected, the Pope is by virtue of the promise of Jesus to Peter, the Pope is preserved from the possibility of error. God would change any spend thrift politician into a responsible Pope. "