Each particular Church, as a portion of the Catholic Church under the leadership of its bishop, is likewise called to missionary conversion.
Real relationships with others, with all the challenges they entail, now tend to be replaced by a type of internet communication which enables us to choose or eliminate relationships at whim, thus giving rise to a new type of contrived emotion which has more to do with devices and displays than with other people and with nature.
From the heart of the Gospel I do not want a Church concerned with being at the centre and which then ends by being caught up in a web of obsessions and procedures. It celebrates every small victory, every step forward in the work of evangelization.
The Gospel offers us the chance to live life on a higher plane, but with no less intensity: Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. It is felt to be a threat, since it condemns the manipulation and debasement of the person.
God asks everything of us, yet at the same time he offers everything to us. Given the complexity of the ecological crisis and its multiple causes, we need to realize that the solutions will not emerge from just one way of interpreting and transforming reality.
When Jesus begins his ministry, John cries out: The creating word expresses a free choice. A small step, in the midst of great human limitations, can be more pleasing to God than a life which appears outwardly in order but moves through the day without confronting great difficulties.
I was happy to take up the request of the Fathers of the Synod to write this Exhortation. In this regard, several sayings of Saint Paul will not surprise us: How good it feels to come back to him whenever we are lost!
First, he hesitates to make contact with what he had always considered "unclean" and then he suffers harsh criticism from the Christians of Jerusalem, shocked by the fact that their leader had eaten with the "uncircumcised" and had even baptized them.
This involves not only recognizing and discerning spirits, but also — and this is decisive — choosing movements of the spirit of good and rejecting those of the spirit of evil. Instead of resolving the problems of the poor and thinking of how the world can be different, some can only propose a reduction in the birth rate.
In order to answer this question, the apostles and elders of the Church gathered together in council to hear all sides and reach a verdict.
But the cost of the damage caused by such selfish lack of concern is much greater than the economic benefits to be obtained. At one extreme, we find those who doggedly uphold the myth of progress and tell us that ecological problems will solve themselves simply with the application of new technology and without any need for ethical considerations or deep change.
All creation shares in the joy of salvation: I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. In many places, the problem is more that of widespread indifference and relativism, linked to disillusionment and the crisis of ideologies which has come about as a reaction to any-thing which might appear totalitarian.
He exhorts those who dwell on Zion to go forth to meet him with song: Furthermore, when media and the digital world become omnipresent, their influence can stop people from learning how to live wisely, to think deeply and to love generously.
For example, if in the course of the liturgical year a parish priest speaks about temperance ten times but only mentions charity or justice two or three times, an imbalance results, and precisely those virtues which ought to be most present in preaching and catechesis are overlooked.
A medic said that if the cut had been just a millimetre deep in the baby would have died. The scope and limits of this Exhortation Was it some positive aspect of Catholicism that appealed to me, or was it a nagging drawback of Protestantism that finally proved to be the deal-breaker?
Some studies warn that an acute water shortage may occur within a few decades unless urgent action is taken.
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