Catholic Teachings I


Catholic Teachings:

God, God on earth:

  1. “God dreams big, wants to transform world, defeat evil.”
  2. “Just as God had the creativity to make the world, he has creativity to make new things each day.”
  3. “God created us to build, give life, move forward, create community & live in peace.”
  4. “God, creator of heaven & earth, doesn’t need to be protected by men; indeed, it is he who protects them.”
  5. “God made the universe; every new surprise is a tiny burst of joy before his creative greatness.”
  6. “Our great challenge is to speak to men and women about the closeness of God, who considers us his children.”
  7. “Why be afraid when God is always showing the way.”
  8. “I love so much this Jesus that bothers, pushes” us out of comfort zone.
  9. “Let Jesus be known in the world of politics, business, arts, science, technology & social media.”
  10. “Almighty God, creator and lord of the universe, was not afraid to become a small, trusting baby in the arms of Mary and still today wants to give himself for each of us, humbly, out of love.”
  11. “What joy to know that God is real, alive, not an idol and, therefore, will never let us down.”
  12. “The Annunciation shows God takes the initiative. He wants to be born into our homes & daily lives.”
  13. “Gabriel was announcing to Mary, her son would be infinitely more kingly than any other king. He was to exercise God’s rule over everything — over every cubic centimeter of space and every nanosecond of time, over every situation, every mind and heart.”
  14. “God knows us by name.”
  15. God understands people’s emotions because God becomes human.”
  16. “God knows what we need more than we do ourselves.”
  17. “God has created us to make us part of his life.”


  1. “There are three possible voices in our head: God’s, ours and the voice of the world.”
  2. “Never underestimate the power of God’s Spirit working in you and through you and despite you … most of the time unbeknownst to you and me.”
  3. “It’s no use whining about the times because we are the times. It is through us that God acts in society.”
  4. Each and every person “is a story of love that God has written on this earth.”
  5. “Our life is not without direction, it has a purpose given to us by God. He guides and directs us with his grace … this direction is like ‘a computer software’ God has placed within us that helps us to discern his divine program.”
  6. “God is the Lord of human history. Whatever way human history proceeds, it never becomes unconnected from the salvific plan of God.”


  1. “People must be careful not to dash the hopes & dreams of young people or make them feel exploited.”
  2. “No to every type of drug use… Yes to education.”
  3. “Let Christ lead you in the adventure of life.”
  4. “Young people who are not seeking something or looking for meaning in life have gone into retirement.”
  5. (To young people) begin day praying, “Lord, challenge me today and give me the strength to rise to the challenge”.

Happiness, Joy:

  1. “Be happy in hoping, don’t only hope to be happy.”
  2. “Joy, a sign of God’s presence, is what church needs.”
  3. “Inner peace leads to happiness.”

Development, Economy:

  1. “The world of work is a human priority & therefore a Christian priority, a priority of the pope.”
  2. “True [economic] development is growth economically, with work, culture, family, faith — all are key to human flourishing.”
  3. “True [economic] development is measured by concern for human beings, their education, health and dignity.”
  4. “[Economic] development is: access to housing, dignified & properly remunerated jobs, adequate food, water; freedom & education.”
  5. “There can’t be a good economy without good businessmen, without their capacity to create and to produce.”
  6. “Successful businesses are essential to democracy.”
  7. “To end poverty, we must let the poor be active agents of own future. Let them organize, have education.”

Science & Faith:

  1. “Bridge the gap between science and faith through education.”
  2. “Integration of science and faith … God is leading us to this truth.”

Technology as God’s work:

  1. “Catholic campuses can be a model of energy efficiency.”
  2. Biotechnology has a strong impact on man’s life and our world.”

Challenges, issues of today’s world:

  1. “The answer to today’s challenges: Jesus.”
  2. “Christ will bring world peace.”
  3. “The world will be placed beneath his (Christ’s) feet.”
  4. “Prince of Peace in every place turns hearts aside from violence and inspires them to lay down arms and undertake the path of dialogue.”
  5. Pursue peace in world’s trouble spots.”
  6. “Eliminate nuclear weapon, and instead devote resources to [economic] development.”
  7. “Boost cooperation among nations to end the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.”
  8. “It’s an absurd contradiction to speak of peace, and at the same time promote or permit the arms trade. Eliminate arms trade.”
  9. “Explore all ways to end narcotics trafficking. Denounce illegal drugs businesses … which has put an end to so many lives and is sustained by unscrupulous men.”
  10. “Ending human trafficking requires effective juridical instruments and concrete collaboration at multiple levels by all stakeholders.”
  11. “Pursue peace through social inclusion, paying attention to the plight of the country’s most marginalized populations.”
  12. “Eliminate violence, uphold dignity of all.”
  13. “The more women are involved in and contribute to communities, politics, economics and the church, the more positive changes will come about.”
  14. “Conditions in many parts of the world keep women and girls from getting even a basic education .. Access to education for each and every girl .. increased market access for women.”
  15. “Abused authority leads to corruption.”
  16. “Corruption is one of the most serious sins that plagues our world today.”
  17. “World needs to be saved from corruption, extortion, drug/arms trades, human trafficking.”
  18. “Participate in the global effort to fight hunger … so that every country increases its production and reaches food self-sufficiency.”


  1. “Christians should act and pray so that the world can & will awake from long night of tribulation.”
  2. “We have hope that Jesus will transform our hearts of stone into hearts of flesh, able to love.”
  3. “We pray to Christ that we may regain our full sense of self and everything around, awareness of space and time, and feelings, … after long night of tribulation.”
  4. “Everyone must understand own weaknesses to really help others.”

World to come:

  1. “God can do the impossible. He will do miraculous things.”
  2. “The church and medicine can unite to bring healing.”
  3. “Christians are called to believe in the logic of resurrection of the body. Believers will rise again in body and soul. Certainly the Lord God holds the keys of death and grave.”
  4. “Christians can find comfort in knowing God has prepared for us a different future.”
  5. “God created us because he wants us to be happy.”
  6. “Our most beautiful days have yet to come. We are more people of spring than of autumn.”
  7. “Ultimately, the Lord God is going to transform everything for the good of humanity.”
  8. “Jesus wants to lead us to most beautiful place in existence … the hope Christians have at the end of life, which is found in God’s promise to be with us, and to give us eternal life with him in paradise.”
  9. “The Christian is called to commit themselves concretely in human and social realities without putting God and Caesar (King) into opposition, but by illuminating the earthly reality with the light that comes from God.”
  10. “God wants people to live with joy, and to dream with him of a better world. Christians must cultivate a ‘healthy utopia’ based on what God wants for the world.”
  11. “We are free if we live with Jesus. It means entering into the home of Jesus, to enter into that atmosphere, to live in that atmosphere there in the home of Jesus. To live there, to contemplate, to be free.”
  12. God’s tenderness is found in the great and small. He carries us in his deep within.”

Rule over all nations:

  1. “Governing requires wisdom.”
  2. “The kingdom of God is the light of the world, the leaven of the dough, a sign of salvation in order to build a more just world … the hope and eternal joy to which we are all called.”
  3. “In the Kingdom of God there are no idle hands, all are called to do their part; and for all, at the end, there will be compensation from divine justice – not human justice.”
  4. “God has a plan for each person to reach fulfillment.”
  5. “Christians should keep hope alive and fight against desperation through Jesus ‘who can open wide the doors’ and ‘look beyond the horizon.'”
  6. “We can’t improve our political landscape by observing and judging from afar, but that it involves personal involvement.”
  7. “Christians should commit themselves to building nation with their leader.”
  8. “Concern yourself with your country, a more just and honest society, that there’s justice. Concern yourself with defending the truth. You’re leaders in this story. You’re a protagonist in your country.”

Future of Church:

  1. “Jesus wants to continue building his church with us, this house that has solid foundations. Even if we are only ‘small stones,’ not rocks like St Peter, Jesus transforms us, uses us to build his church.”
  2. “Churches can continue along the path of true unity and communion.”
  3. “Each person has a place & mission in the church.”
  4. “The Lord continues to call us to follow him, and we shouldn’t wait to be perfect in order to answer with our ‘generous yes’. We would lose the chance to dream big and to play our part in the unique and original story that God wants to write with us.”
  5. “Teach what you learned, live what you taught.”
  6. Bible reading is devoting time to a loved one. Christians should pray together that God’s will for the unity of Christians will be accomplished.”
  7. “Evangelization is about knowing the human heart. From every population to which we go, a wealth emerges which the Church is called to recognize and value to bring about the unity of ‘all mankind’.. The many good traditions that people and their cultures possess give richness to the Church.”

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