According to a poll released last week by the Pew Research Center, 73 percent of U.S. Catholics were either “happy” or “very happy” with Pope Francis. And, only 2 percent were “unhappy” (24 percent said they had not heard enough to make a decision).
But does behavior follow from that? Let’s take it a step further. Our approval and admiration for Pope Francis becomes significant if we turn it into action and follow his example. His life is one of humility, gentle love, service, simplicity and faithfulness to the Church.
And his example is our challenge.
How can we serve the Church?
From prayer and sacrifice to ministries and outreach, there are so many ways that we can serve the Church and one another. Please share your ideas!
Hi Father Tim - let’s have some good homilies from Faith Movement based on The Theology of the Body. With your added insights it should make for some sound and serious advice not just to the youngsters in our parishes but also to married Catholic couples who still insist that adultery, contraception and abortion are ‘up to your own conscience’ (not). Let’s not forget that youngsters take example from adults - and if adults misbehave so will they!
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