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What encouraging words can I keep in mind as I witness my faith?

BY The Editors

May 5-18, 2013 Issue | Posted 4/29/13 at 4:11 PM


"Being a Christian is not just about following commandments: It is about letting Christ take possession of our lives and transform them," Pope Francis tweeted April 10 @Pontifex.

On April 14, he tweeted: "Let us not forget: If we are to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus, our lives must bear witness to what we preach."

Apt advice for the faithful amid today’s culture.

So is this:

"A Christian has one goal in mind: What does God want me to do?"

So said Mother Angelica, the founder of EWTN, the parent company of the Register.

Mother Angelica just celebrated her 90th birthday on April 20.

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