Using the parable of the Good Samaritan, he discusses the power of relationships, and our lost sense we are all in this together.
But, then, yesterday, Pope Francis showed what spiritual leadership looks like. Reminding us that Jesus is close to us.
Here is the link to the EWTN broadcast of Pope Francis Urbi et Orbi blessing yesterday which has English translation.
“We will listen to the Word of God, we will raise our supplication, we will adore the Blessed Sacrament, at the end I will impart the Urbi et orbi Blessing, and you will have the possibility of receiving a plenary indulgence.”
The Catholic world has a real problem. Somehow it thinks it is just like the secular press, and it does not need to be clear and honest. That it can “report” using its own ideology as fact, rather than reporting events that actually happened. You may have heard that sixty-nine bishops voted against the notion that abortion was a preeminent issue. But the motion voted on was not about removing the word “preeminent”. It was about whether all of paragraph 101 of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate should be included, instead of the few sentences quoted. And sixty-nine bishops voted to include the whole paragraph. Listen to my commentary here.