From MSN Sunday. The Pope said Friday:"...a great challenge for
the Church will be to reach out to children living in difficult or unorthodox
domestic situations. The situation in which we live now provides us with new
challenges which sometimes are difficult for us to understand. How can we
proclaim Christ to these boys and girls? How can we proclaim Christ to a
generation that is changing? We must be careful not to administer a vaccine
against faith to them."
My favorite Pope Francis quotations from 2013 came from Eugenio Scalfari, an
Italian journalist and atheist. He wrote a letter to Pope Francis asking for an
interview. The Pope got his letter, picked up the phone, and called Scalfari
directly. Scalfari told the Pope that he was shocked that the Pope would call
him directly, and Pope Francis replied:"Why so surprised? You
wrote me a letter asking to meet me in person. I had the same wish, so I'm
calling to fix an appointment. Let me look at my diary: I can't do
Wednesday, nor Monday, would Tuesday suit you?" Then the Pope gave
directions for where to meet: "Santa Marta. You have to come into the door
at the Sant'Uffizio."Scalfari set a date and time but
didn't know how to end the call, so he awkwardly asked for an embrace from
the Pope by phone. The Pope answered cheerfully: "Of course, a hug from me
too. Then we will do it in person, goodbye."Simply awesome.
I liked the final Quote about tacking the responsibility of being an adult.
That is something that's hard to do after wanting to be immature when I