In continuing his catechesis on vices and virtues, Pope Francis warns against the effects of acedia, or sloth, which is a “lack of care” for one’s own life.
“The scope of liturgical reform...is precisely to bring to life the kind of formation of the faithful and ministry of pastors that will have their summit and source in the liturgy.”
“In the light of the numerous communications that have been sent to me by various friends and Jewish organizations from all over the world...I feel the desire to assure you of my closeness and affection,” Pope Francis writes.
In continuing his catechesis on vices and virtues, Pope Francis called avarice "that form of attachment to money that keeps man from generosity."
Pope Francis said businesses must “be increasingly guided not simply by the pursuit of fair profit, but also by high ethical standards, especially with regard to the less developed countries.”
“Winning the battle against lust, against the ‘objectification’ of the other, can be a lifelong endeavor,” Pope Francis said today in his general audience.
“If we interpret it from a social point of view, gluttony is perhaps the most dangerous vice, which is killing the planet,” Pope Francis said in his weekly general audience.
Pope Francis on Epiphany: ‘Let us find God in flesh and bone, in the faces of those we meet each day.’
On the Solemnity of the Epiphany, Pope Francis reminds us that "contemplating God is beautiful, but it is only fruitful if we take a risk, the risk of the service of bringing God to others."
A famous saying attributed to Abba Anthony the Great, the first great father of monasticism, goes like this: “Remove temptations and no-one will be saved.”