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  1. Jenny

    Update! It is taken from a Catholic website (LifeSiteNews), the article is written from that perspective. Key parts copied below:

    Pope Francis’ new foundation appears to have more in common with French Revolution than with Catholicism

    The Foundation’s mission areas are:

    to support and design pathways of art and faith;
    to invest in cultural and spiritual formation through events, experiences, paths, and spiritual exercises;
    to promote dialogue with cultures and other religions on the themes of the Pontiff’s latest encyclicals to build a “social alliance.”
    The purposes of the Foundation are included in Article 3 of the Statute:

    “The Foundation has purposes of solidarity, training, dissemination of art and particularly sacred art; it promotes synodality, the culture of fraternity and dialogue. To this end, the Foundation: promotes a holistic formation, attentive to the spiritual and cultural levels, to the community dimension and to the commitment of service in the world;
    encourages tourists to live the experience of pilgrims through spiritual, cultural, and artistic itineraries in St. Peter’s Basilica and in the spaces made available bythe Fabric of St. Peter; organizes itineraries, events, and experiences to promote fraternity and social friendship between Churches, different religions, and between believers and non-believers;
    promotes the culture of peace in the various spheres of life, from the personal to the social and political dimensions; promotes “new encounters” nourished by social dialogue, by the sense of social forgiveness, by the purification of memory, by the promotion of restorative justice as an alternative to social revenge;
    nurtures initiatives aimed at fostering the development of fraternal humanism, through the promotion of the principles of liberty, equality and fraternity, conditions for building a “universal love” that recognizes and protects the dignity of persons;
    encourages projects for the care of creation, the protection of environmental resources, international solidarity, and social responsibility;
    promotes social alliance, responsible entrepreneurship, social investment, human and sustainable forms of work; integral ecology, sustainable development, ecological transition, health and scientific and technological research, in light of the principles of the Social Doctrine of the Church;
    supports responsible communication, the truthfulness of sources, and the credibility and reliability of those committed to building bridges;
    takes charge of, in the symbolic embrace of …
    supports responsible communication, the truthfulness of sources, and the credibility and reliability of those committed to building bridges; takes charge of, in the symbolic embrace of… the weakest people, the stranger and the foreigner, the different and the marginalized, and the cultural and social frontiersto reinterpret the sufferings of the world and offer solutions in the light of the Gospel and the papal…

  2. GJ

    1 Chronicles 16:34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.36 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.
    Matthew 8:24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep .25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
    Psalm 91:He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
    Colossians 3:If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

  3. Lisa

    Amen!!
    I’m always asking God that I will not fall away or shrink back from Him. I love that scripture talks about having a steadfast spirit.

    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭51:10‬ ‭
    Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭57:7
    My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!

  4. T. I. Miller

    Having wisdom requires fearing God.
    Sincerity without humility is foolish.
    No matter how much we study to show ourselves approved we too only know in part at best. no matter our eschatology or our soterioligy be prepared for Jesus to more fully explain where we are off the mark.

  5. Inez

    All of this.

    Be thankful to the Father as the provider of every blessing, none of which we are owed. Rain faithful to Him as the provider of that which only He can supply, salvation of our souls.

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