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Christians must rely more on the Holy Spirit than on their own plans and strategies if they hope to fulfil their mission to share the good news of God’s love and of salvation in Christ, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Christians are not called to merely notice and criticise the social, economic and political issues of the day, but, like Blessed José Gregorio Hernández, they must “get their hands dirty” and commit themselves to action, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: OSV News.
Like St Kateri Tekakwitha, the first native North American woman to be canonised, all Christians must embrace their unique call to service of God and neighbour as well as the personal crosses that come with it, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Nineteen catechists from parishes around Tasmania were formally instituted at St Mary’s Cathedral in Hobart recently, one of the first groups to be instituted in Australia. Source: Archdiocese of Hobart.
Being an apostle does not mean climbing up the Church’s hierarchy to look down on others but humbling oneself in a spirit of service, Pope Francis said yesterday. Source: CNS.
Pope Francis spoke yesterday about how freeing it can be for people to let go of the things that they are most attached to in life and place them in God’s “benevolent hands”. Source: CNA.
Pope Francis used the example of several Catholic saints to explain the concept of spiritual consolation during his weekly audience yesterday. Source: CNA.