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  • Dare to call God ‘Father,’ Pope Francis says at audience

    Dare to call God ‘Father,’ Pope Francis says at audience

    “Calling God by the name “Father” is not something that can be taken for granted,” Pope Francis said during his general audience. “We are tempted to use the highest titles, that are respectful of his transcendence. But calling him “Father” puts us in confidence with Him, like a child talking to his dad, knowing that he is loved and cared for by him.”

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  • The Holy Spirit is our wind and hope is our sail, pope says

    The Holy Spirit is our wind and hope is our sail, pope says

    “The Spirit is the wind pushing us forward, keeping us going,” Pope Francis said during his general audience at St. Peter’s Square May 31. Hope “collects the wind of the Spirit and transforms it into energy,” the pope continued, adding that we must share that hope not only with those who need it the most, but also with God’s creation.

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  • Pope: Every man is a story of love that God writes on this earth

    Pope: Every man is a story of love that God writes on this earth

    Jesus “is someone who knows us, sees our pain and disappointment, and who is moved by us and calls us by name,” Pope Francis said during his general audience May 17. “Every man is a story of love that God writes on this earth.”

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