We must continue

Together with Pope Francis, we [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][the Order of Friars Minor] are called to preach the Gospel by “going out” into the world. Like Jesus and Francis, we are called to minister to the widows, the orphans, the aliens and the lepers of our day. We must continue to open ourselves to the world of the 21st century, to hear the cries of the people, and to struggle with them to confront the social, economic and environmental crises that we are facing.

~Br. Joe Rozansky, OFM, JPIC Presentation at 2015 OFM General Chapter (May 14, 2015)

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We’re more interested in what is interesting than what is true or what is important

We apparently live in the 21st Century where flying robots and self-driving cars are real things, yet we aren’t collectively bothered enough to do anything about the 8,000 children who starve to death every single day three million a year. And that’s partly because as humans we’re more interested in what is interesting than what is true or what is important. 8,000 children starving to death everyday is just something that happens. It isn’t new or counter intuitive or surprising.