Spirituality

Sin is scary, but God is always ready to forgive, pope says

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Witches don't really exist, so they can do no harm, Pope Francis told a young girl, but gossip, sin and evil exist and they hurt people every day.

"What frightens me?" the pope asked, repeating the question posed by Sara, one of the children at the Rome parish of St. Magdalene of Canossa. "I'm frightened when a person is bad; the wickedness of people" is scary.

Embrace trust in a thirsting, divided world, pastor urges congress

2017 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress: "That's why we are here today — this congress is different from any other. We've never been in a time where we feel so divided in conflict with one another," Msgr. Raymond G. East told the crowd. "People apart, different ideas and ideologies, expressions of faith and political realities. But today I hope that we can deal with God's politics."

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