His Face is All Around Us. Seeking the Face of Jesus in the Suffering and Marginalized Lessons from Pope Francis. Catholic social teaching is a central and essential element of our faith.
Seeking the Face of Jesus in the Suffering and Marginalized
Lessons from Pope Francis
"To receive in truth the Body and Blood of Christ given up for us, we must recognize Christ in the poorest, his brethren" (no. 1397)
The Holy Father has called families to lives of Christian witness, asking them to model their lives on the example of St. Paul, who kept the faith by sharing it.
“Christian families are missionary families in their everyday life, in their doing everyday things, as they bring to everything the salt and the leaven of faith!”
The family: an inestimable and irreplaceable good
Hence, to claim one's rights and ignore one's duties, or only half fulfill them, is like building a house with one hand and tearing it down with the other. Peace on Earth (Pacem in Terris), n30Rights and Responsibilities
“Consumerism has accustomed us to waste. But throwing food away is like stealing it from the poor and hungry.”
"It is neither just nor humane so to grind men down with excessive labor as to stupefy their minds and wear out their bodies." RerumNovarum (n.42)
“Too often we participate in the globalization of indifference. May we strive instead to live global solidarity.”
“We must not be afraid of solidarity; rather let us make all we have and are available to God.”
“Care of creation is not just something God spoke of at the dawn of history; he entrusts it to each of us as part of his plan.”
“Let us be ‘protectors’ of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.”
“The Church cannot grow if people are detached, cold and bad humored. The Church can only grow through love.”