Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope Francis

by Editor | June 6, 2015 12:02 am

Pope Francis (neneo / Shutterstock.com)[1]

Pope Francis (neneo[2] / Shutterstock.com[3])

“No one must say that they cannot be close to the poor because their own lifestyle demands more attention to other areas. This is an excuse commonly heard in academic, business or professional, and even ecclesial circles. While it is quite true that the essential vocation and mission of the lay faithful is to strive that earthly realities and all human activity may be transformed by the Gospel, none of us can think we are exempt from concern for the poor and for social justice…”   (Pope Francis, 2013, Evangelii Gaudium #201, Apostolic Exhortation)

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  2. neneo: http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-641062p1.html?cr=00&pl=edit-00
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