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Born: 1936-12-17
Profession: Clergyman
Nation: Argentinian
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If investments in banks fall, it is a tragedy, and people say, 'What are we going to do?' but if people die of hunger, have nothing to eat or suffer from poor health, that's nothing.

Tags: Die, Health, Poor

If, hypothetically, Western Catholicism were to review the issue of celibacy, I think it would do so for cultural reasons, not so much as a universal option.

Tags: Issue, Reasons, Universal

In Europe first and now in America, elected men have taken it upon themselves to indebt their people to create an atmosphere of dependency. And why? For their own selfish need to increase their own personal power.

Tags: Men, Power, Selfish

In the Western Church to which I belong, priests cannot be married as in the Byzantine, Ukrainian, Russian or Greek Catholic Churches. In those churches, the priests can be married, but the bishops have to be celibate. They are very good priests.

Tags: Cannot, Good, Married

Inconsistency on the part of pastors and the faithful between what they say and what they do, between word and manner of life, is undermining the Church's credibility.

Tags: Between, Life, Word

Once elected, the Pope is by virtue of the promise of Jesus to Peter, the Pope is preserved from the possibility of error. God would change any spend thrift politician into a responsible Pope.

Tags: Change, God, Jesus

The Pope loves everyone, rich and poor alike, but the Pope has the duty, in Christ's name, to remind the rich to help the poor, to respect them, to promote them.

Tags: Help, Respect, Rich

The Roman Curia has its defects, but it seems to me that people often overemphasize its defects and talk too little about the health of the many religious and laypeople who work there.

Tags: Health, Talk, Work

The worship of the golden calf of old has found a new and heartless image in the cult of money and the dictatorship of an economy which is faceless and lacking any truly human goal.

Tags: Goal, Human, Money

Today, the news is scandals; that is news, but the many children who don't have food - that's not news. This is grave. We can't rest easy while things are this way.

Tags: Children, Food, Today

When I was a seminarian, I was dazzled by a girl I met at an uncle's wedding. I was surprised by her beauty, her intellectual brilliance... and, well, I was bowled over for quite a while.

Tags: Beauty, Girl, Wedding

When we walk without the cross, when we build without the cross and when we proclaim Christ without the cross, we are not disciples of the Lord. We are worldly. We may be bishops, priests, cardinals, popes, all of this, but we are not disciples of the Lord.

Tags: Lord, May, Walk

Worshipping the Lord means giving Him the place that he must have; worshipping the Lord means stating, believing - not only by our words - that He alone truly guides our lives; worshipping the Lord means that we are convinced before Him that He is the only God, the God of our lives, the God of our history.

Tags: Alone, God, History

Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport.

Tags: Music, Time, Work

Wretched are those who are vindictive and spiteful.

Tags: Spiteful, Vindictive, Wretched

The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! 'Father, the atheists?' Even the atheists. Everyone!

Tags: Everyone, Father, Lord

A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.

Tags: Cold, Less, Makes

Among us, who is above must be in service of the others. This doesn't mean we have to wash each other's feet every day, but we must help one another.

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God always has patience.

Tags: God, Patience

He who doesn't pray to the Lord prays to the devil.

Tags: Devil, Lord, Pray

Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities.

Tags: Human, Rights, Unfair

In the Church, and in the journey of faith, women have had and still have a special role in opening doors to the Lord.

Tags: Faith, Special, Women

Let us all remember this: one cannot proclaim the Gospel of Jesus without the tangible witness of one's life.

Tags: Jesus, Life, Remember

Life is a journey. When we stop, things don't go right.

Tags: Journey, Life, Stop

Money has to serve, not to rule.

Tags: Money, Rule, Serve

More and more people work on Sundays as a consequence of the competitiveness imposed by a consumer society.

Tags: Consumer, Society, Work
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Oh, how I would like a poor Church, and for the poor.

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Since God created the world, He also created reality.

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The root of this possibility of doing good - that we all have - is in creation.

Tags: Creation, Good, Root

To say that you can kill in the name of God is blasphemy.

Tags: Blasphemy, God, Name

Vanity, showing off, is an attitude that reduces spirituality to a worldly thing, which is the worst sin that could be committed in the church.

Tags: Attitude, Church, Off

We all have the duty to do good.

Tags: Duty, Good

We just cannot worry about ourselves.

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We must always walk in the presence of the Lord, in the light of the Lord, always trying to live in an irreprehensible way.

Tags: Light, Lord, Trying

Work ends up dehumanizing people.

Tags: Ends, Work

Worshipping is stripping ourselves of our idols, even the most hidden ones, and choosing the Lord as the centre, as the highway of our lives.

Tags: Lives, Lord, Ourselves

You cannot be in a position of power and destroy the life of another person.

Tags: Cannot, Life, Power

Young people are just as attracted to the truth as they are convenience and expediency.

Tags: Attracted, Truth, Young
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