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This book is clear, concise, and persuasive all in the same breath. Seeing the Church's truth, goodness, and beauty so effortlessly spelled out without getting too technical is truly masterful.
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If we consider the words and actions of Pope Francis in light of the Church’s entire breadth of knowledge, we ought to have no trouble discerning our good pope’s intent.
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“The salvation of souls, which must always be the supreme law in the Church, is to be kept before one's eyes.” (Canon 1752)
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The story of Sixtus II and his holy companions should not only stir within us a zeal for our own faith, but should teach us the value of staying hope-filled amidst a fallen world.
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St. Peter wasn’t crucified upside down for some aloof God. St. Engratia didn’t have her side ripped open, St. Lucy her eyes plucked out, St. Lawrence his flesh grilled alive, or St. Matthew his skin flayed off for some meaningless existence. St. Maximilian Kolbe giving his life in place of another was a silly thing to do, if all the world is merely God’s fidget spinner.
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A good father is willing to risk his own body, mind, and ego for the good of his family. A bad father does just the opposite, and as a result places at risk the bodies and minds of those to whom he's been entrusted.
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In general, our need to focus more upon our own relationship with the Lord must become simpler and childlike (carefree, even) if we’re to continue growing with Him, and in like manner if we’re to offer real support to the man entrusted to lead us.
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As God the Father loves us by willing a relationship with us, and as we truly love our friends by being in relationship with them, so too are we called, if only in a mystical way, to be in relationship with those we either idolize or vilify.
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How many people did Jesus call out of sin, to not just forgive them of their wrongs, but in fact grant them a prominent role in carrying out His mission?
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Fabian walked in expecting to simply witness the election of a new Holy Father. Granted, he surely didn’t expect himself to be called, but we would be remiss to assume that Fabian wasn’t at least open to how and when and where the Holy Spirit wished to move in his life.
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“For God fashioned all things that they might have being, and the creatures of the world are wholesome.”
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The Church needs, and the Lord wants, every single one of us to be holy, mess and all.
Matthew Sewell

Matthew Sewell is the author of the popular “Popes in a Year” daily email series, co-founded mtncatholic.com, and co-hosts the Pit of Culture podcast.  Matthew writes about intriguing stories from Church history, the messiness of the Christian life, and (occasionally) insights into Catholicism through Denver Broncos football. By day, he works at Flocknote to help parishes and dioceses build a more connected Church. Matthew lives and works in Spokane, Washington.