What Pope Francis is REALLY saying. Really.

Pope Francis has said a lot since taking hold of Peter’s keys.

His remarks about gays, atheists, and other hot-button topics have kept everyone (and I mean everyone) talking.

I'm starting to think we have problems communicating...

A favorite headline among Catholic bloggers is now, “Did Pope Francis Really Say __________? 10 Things to Know!”

But some of the things — arguably the most important things — are rarely mentioned at all.

The evils of clericalism.

Solidarity with the poor.

And perhaps most significant: the obligation to be a missionary of the Gospel.

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The Transformed Life

Quick! Recall three of the most influential Catholics to have ever lived.

Mother Teresa? Thomas More? Francis of Assisi?

Whomever you chose, it’s a good bet they rank right up there with these Catholic Greats.

But have you ever asked yourself why they are so “great?” What is it about them┬áthat makes the Church sit up and say, “Hey everyone, look at her! Look at him!”…and we all do?

The reason is simple.

They were transformed.

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