Tag Archives: Pope Francis

  1. Reexamining Pope Francis’ “Who am I to judge?”

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    September 22, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    We’ve all heard that quote thrown around and if you’re like me you’re probably getting sick of the quote being used to downplay the gravity of sin, particularly sexual sins. But I wonder if there’s more to that famous quote than many of us have noticed.

    We tend to focus on the word judge. It often gets associated with Jesus’ quote “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” But what if the word that Pope Francis had on his mind when he uttered that now famous phrase wasn’t judge, but I?

  2. Should I ever give money to a homeless person?

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    June 12, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    If you’re a living, breathing human being dwelling in a decent-sized city, you’ve probably encountered a number of people on street …
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  3. Moral teachings are hard, but I wouldn’t have it any other way

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    February 24, 2014 by Alex Johannigman

    The Catholic Church is certainly known for being uncomfortably demanding when it comes to moral issues. Earlier this month, I …
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  4. Pope Francis is Changing the Church, and the World, For Good

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    December 21, 2013 by Alex Johannigman

    It’s ironic that we live in a world where one of the most influential, most praised, most respected, and most …
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  5. Our sins are forgiven, but we still need to “go and sin no more”

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    October 14, 2013 by Alex Johannigman

    “But early in the morning he arrived again in the temple area, and all the people started coming to him, …
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  6. The Pilgrimage I Needed

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    August 5, 2013 by Alex Johannigman

    This year I finally had the opportunity to make a pilgrimage to World Youth Day, a celebration of the Catholic …
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  7. How to become a saint

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    March 27, 2013 by Alex Johannigman

    I often think of saints as those who lived nearly sinless lives, and that to become a saint means you …
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