- Nov 24, 2020
Robert Enright, a Catholic who teaches at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and who pioneered what’s today known as “forgiveness science” discusses his work.
In his first General Audience of 2018, Pope Francis stressed the importance of penance and of seeking God’s mercy.
In an audience with Italian traffic and railway police, Pope Francis invited officers to avoid violence and exercise wisdom and mercy instead. He also criticized the inattention and disorderliness shown by many drivers who look at their cellphones while at the wheel and transform the roads in Formula Uno tracks.
In his analysis of neoliberalism, Pope Francis diagnoses our cultural situation as one in which many people devote themselves to the idol of money, choosing mammon over God. He identifies how “the faceless economy” distorts our values, what we give time and energy to, and what we are able to see or not.
“Paradise is not a fantasy land, or even an enchanted garden,” Pope Francis said during his weekly General Audience Oct. 25. “Paradise is the embrace with God, infinite Love, and we enter it thanks to Jesus, who died on the cross for us.”
In his Sunday Angelus address in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis used the day’s Gospel reading from Matthew about the master of a vineyard who hires tenants to oversee it, to impress upon the audience that God “though disappointed by our sins and our errors, does not go back on his word, he does not stop and above all does not take revenge!”