Millennial’s Top Stories on Pope Francis in 2015

Check out our top stories on Pope Francis in 2015:

25 Quotes from Pope Francis’ Congressional Speech: “It is my duty to build bridges and to help all men and women, in any way possible, to do the same.”

Pope Francis’ Speech at the White House: “I would like all men and women of good will in this great nation to support the efforts of the international community to protect the vulnerable in our world and to stimulate integral and inclusive models of development, so that our brothers and sisters everywhere may know the blessings of peace and prosperity which God wills for all his children.”

Pope Francis to Single Mom: Don’t Be Ashamed, You Are Brave and Respect Life: “I know that people can sometimes look askance at you. You’re a brave woman because you’re capable of bringing these two daughters into the world. … You respected the life you were carrying inside you and God is going to reward you for that and he does reward for you for that. Don’t be ashamed. … I congratulate you.”

7 New Quotes from Pope Francis on Poverty and Social Justice: “When money, instead of man, is at the center of the system, when money becomes an idol, men and women are reduced to simple instruments of a social and economic system, which is characterized, better yet dominated, by profound inequalities. So we discard whatever is not useful to this logic; it is this attitude that discards children and older people, and is now affecting the young.”

Pope Francis: We Must Never Be Slaves to Work: “True moments of celebration make us pause from our work, because they remind us that we are made in the image and likeness of God, who is not a slave to work, but the Lord of work!  And so we must never be slaves to work but rather its master!”

Top 10 Quotes from Pope Francis’ New Interview: “Young people are more informal and have their own pace. We have to let them grow, to accompany them, not to leave them alone, but accompany them. And to know how to accompany them prudently, knowing when to speak at the right moment, and knowing how to listen a lot.”

Read Pope Francis’ Twitter Version of Laudato Si: “There is an intimate relationship between the poor and the fragility of the planet. #LaudatoSi

Pope Francis: Catholic Hypocrites Offer Counter-Witness, Bring Scandal: “We all know, in our communities, in our parishes, in our neighborhoods, how much harm do people do to the Church, how much scandal do they give, who say they are Catholic and very often go to church, but later, in their daily lives, neglect the family, speak ill of others and so on. This is what Jesus condemned, for this is a Christian counter-witness.”

Top 10 Quotes from Pope Francis’ Closing Address at the Synod: “The Synod experience also made us better realize that the true defenders of doctrine are not those who uphold its letter, but its spirit; not ideas but people; not formulae but the gratuitousness of God’s love and forgiveness.”

Key Quotes from Pope Francis’ First Speech in the Philippines: “It is now, more than ever, necessary that political leaders be outstanding for honesty, integrity and commitment to the common good. Thus will they be able to marshal the moral resources needed to face the demands of the present, and to pass on to coming generations a society of authentic justice, solidarity and peace.”

Must Read Quotes from Pope Francis’ Laudato Si (Praised Be): “We are not faced with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather one complex crisis which is both social and environmental. Strategies for a solution demand an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the underprivileged, and at the same time protecting nature. (139)”

Pope Francis’ Advice to the US Bishops: “Harsh and divisive language does not befit the tongue of a pastor, it has no place in his heart; although it may momentarily seem to win the day, only the enduring allure of goodness and love remains truly convincing.”