Sample General Intercessions The following intercessions may be used periodically throughout the year.
World Poverty The struggle against poverty must not be reduced simply to improving the conditions of life, but to removing [people] from this situation, creating sources of employment and adopting their cause as one's own.
Dear Friends, As we journey through Holy Week, we follow the journey of Jesus Christ - condemned by the authorities and many of those who had hailed him a King, enduring the ridicule and suffering of the Passion, but overcoming death to appear before us as the risen Christ, our Savior offering the hope of Easter.
Celebrating Palm Sunday, Pope Francis has spoken of this journey: We too welcomed Jesus; we too expressed our joy at accompanying him, at knowing him to be close, present in us and among us as a friend, a brother, and also as a King: Jesus has awakened great hopes, especially in the hearts of the simple, the humble, the poor, the forgotten, those who do not matter in the eyes of the world He is our friend, our brother.
He illumines our path here. And in this way we have welcomed him today. And here the first word that I wish to say to you: Do not be men and women of sadness: Never give way to discouragement!
Ours is not a joy born of having many possessions, but from having encountered a Person: For me, he is the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and protects creation; these days we do not have a very good relationship with creation, do we?
He is the man who gives us this spirit of peace, the poor man How I would like a Church which is poor and for the poor!
But before all else we need to keep alive in our world the thirst for the absolute, and to counter the dominance of a one-dimensional vision of the human person, a vision which reduces human beings to what they produce and to what they consume: And what great suffering they have to endure!
After the example of Francis of Assisi, the Church in every corner of the globe has always tried to care for and look after those who suffer from want, and I think that in many of your countries you can attest to the generous activity of Christians who dedicate themselves to helping the sick, orphans, the homeless and all the marginalized, thus striving to make society more humane and more just.
In the plight of all who are poor, devalued or in any way distressed, we recognise the structures and systems of the world that cause and perpetuate human suffering.Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States with Introductory Note.
The Responsibility of the Catholic Citizen in a Free Society Pope John Paul II said, "Be not afraid." He was right; we should not be afraid to. Feb 04, · Best Answer: Our first and foremost responsibility is to Christ.
We must go to Mass at least weekly, confess our sins, do our penance, and take Holy Communion, as well as evangelizing, preaching the Gospel. Our second responsibility as good Catholic citizens in a free society is to protect the dignity of Status: Resolved.
Being a Catholic citizen in a free society is very tough. For one, we have some major responsibilities. Some of these responsibilities are very obvious obligations.
Others, not as much. Most of. Catechism of the Catholic Church. In his introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, John Paul II describes it as a ‘reference text’ for the Church, giving an accessible account of all the Catholic doctrine to do with faith and morals.
RESPECTED HISTORIAN RALF GEORG REUTH ARGUES THAT HITLER may have had a ‘real’ reason to hate the Jews. Noted for his breadth of knowledge on World Wars I and II and its prominent figures, German historian Reuth has enjoyed much acclaim for his numerous books covering the World Wars era.