Be confident in the Lord and ask Him for your needs. And live according to His ways.
But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ lend to ‘sinners,’ expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
“In his brilliant speeches, homilies, letters and books, and in the brave witness to the faith that he has shown to the world — in sickness and in health — Cardinal George has proven over and over again one of the leading voices in the Catholic Church in the United States, and the Knights of Columbus is pleased to be able to honor him in this way for the great work he has done for so long,”
– Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, about presenting Francis Cardinal George The Knights of Columbus Gaudium et Spes award on Friday January 31, 2015.
Loving our enemies, even when our enemies are the ones we love the most, requires great courage. We need the courage to submit to the promises we made – promises that were much easier to make than they are to keep. We need the courage to suffer those we love so that God can have his way with us and shape us into who we need to be.
— Andrew Lyke, Director, Office for Black Catholics. Archdiocese of Chicago
“It is a scientific fact that human life begins at conception. This has been established in medical science for over 100 years. Catholic moral teaching acknowledges this scientific fact, and has always affirmed the grave moral evil of taking an innocent human life.
“This has been the consistent teaching of the Church from the very beginning, a teaching already discernible in the natural moral law, and so a teaching from which no Catholic can dissent in good conscience.”
Our savior Christ Jesus, who destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel
“This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”