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Monday, September 23, 2013

Comments on Pope's America Magazine Interview

In his beautiful reflection published in English in America magazine, Pope Francis declares himself a sinner, and so are we all.  The first thing a sinner striving for conversion needs to hear is that God loves him or her.  The Gospel begins with a call to repentance based on confidence in God’s mercy.

That has become the leitmotif of Pope Francis’ teaching, and it puts into perspective the demands of discipleship expressed and clarified in the Church’s established doctrinal and moral teaching.  For who the Pope is, we should all be grateful.  From how he teaches the truths of the Catholic faith, we can all profit.

Francis Cardinal George, OMI

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