Solidarity and Subsidiarity

From the Pope
Solidarity and Subsidiarity

In his 23 September general audience, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Church's social teaching, stressing the importance of both solidarity and subsidiarity.

Message of the day

“Take courage, he said, it is myself; do not be afraid”

The Lord's calling - vocation - always presents itself like this: "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." Yes: a vocation demands self-denial, sacrifice. But how pleasant that sacrifice turns out to be -- Gaudium cum pace, joy and peace -- if that self-giving is complete. (Furrow, 8)

If you agree to let God take command of your boat, if you let him be the master, how safe you will be!... even when he seems to have gone away, to have fallen asleep, to be unconcerned; even though a storm is rising and it’s pitch dark all around you. St Mark tells us how once the apostles ...