A Church of the Streets

Posted by Franciscan Media on Nov 30, 2017 5:45:00 AM

A Church of the Streets | Image: Catholic News ServiceI prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting, and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from clinging to its own security.

My hope is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures which give us a false sense of security, within rules which make us harsh judges, within habits which make us feel safe, while at our door people are starving. 

—Pope Francis, as quoted in the book Pope Francis and Our Call to Joy
by Diane M. Houdek

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