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Catholic Social Teaching Quotes from Pope Francis

Learn about the social justice teachings of Pope Francis by reflecting on these quotes. Follow the links for the full text of the documents.

Great Values

What does the integrity of human life mean to you? How do ‘great values’ come together in your life and commitments? Could they be more integrated?

Hope in Naples

Pope Francis urged the people of Naples not to lose hope or to allow their hope to be stolen from them. In the face of corruption and organised crime, he saw hope as a way of resisting evil. When we gaze upon the world through God’s eyes, with God’s heart,… Read More »Hope in Naples

Faith Deepens Engagement

Is your faith other worldly? Does it draw you away from or more deeply into engagement with the world? Pope Francis was speaking to families during his visit to Manila. How might faith encourage depth in your family life, work, and action for a more just society? Do you consider… Read More »Faith Deepens Engagement

St Joseph Vaz

St Joseph Vaz is the first Sri Lankan saint to be formally recognized by the Church. In the homily at the Mass for his canonization, Pope Francis said that St Joseph Vaz “shows us the importance of transcending religious divisions in the service of peace”. Do you know people whose… Read More »St Joseph Vaz

Walls & Closed Hearts

What are the ‘walls’ that divide your community? In what way are closed hearts connected with the building and maintenance of these walls? How can you help to build a bridge?

Church without Frontiers

When allowing or not allowing people to cross the frontiers into our countries, or to enter our cultures, communities, or personal lives, do we effectively judge some people to be useless, out of place or disposable? People are not things to be used. Everyone has a place in the human… Read More »Church without Frontiers