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教宗: 擺脫以個人福祉為中心,以及依戀暫時性的事物的文化

教宗於週一的彌撒講道中這樣說,我們要跟隨耶穌,就要擺脫那種以個人福祉為中心,以及依戀暫時性的事物的文化。 耶穌邀請一位青年人把他的財物捐給窮人然後跟隨他。但當那年青人聽到這話,就憂傷的離開了。教宗指出財富是一種障礙,不會幫助我們邁向天國。他說我們每一個人都有我們的「富足」。 教宗說:「總是有一種『富足』阻止我們親近耶穌。我們必須省察我們的良知,挑出我們的「富足」,因為它阻止我們在生命中走近耶穌。」 教宗指出兩種在我們文化裡的「富足」。「以個人福祉為中心令我們缺乏勇氣,令我們懶惰和自私。」 「不,不要超過一個孩子,否則我們便不能去渡假,我們不能買房子。跟隨天主不是問題,但只去到一個程度。」 除此之外,他也指出我們文化裡的另一種「富足」,就是我們陶醉於暫時性的事物。我們不喜愛耶穌那些「最終的計劃」。我們喜歡暫時性的事物,因為我們「害怕天主的時間」。 「祂是時間的主宰;我們是片刻的主人。為什麼?因為我們為瞬間下決定:我會跟隨天主到這個地步,然後再看看會怎樣…我們想做時間的主人,我們及時行樂。」 教宗認為那些離開自己的地方,到遠處傳教的人,或是那些一生忠於婚姻的人,他們就是真正跟隨耶穌。 In order to follow Jesus we must get rid of our culture based on economic well-being and of our attraction for the provisional. Jesus asked a young man to give all his riches to the poor and then to follow him. But when the young man heard this, he went away sad. Pope Francis’ homily found inspiration in the well-known episode narrated in the Gospel, and he underlined that “riches are an impediment” that “do not facilitate our journey towards the Kingdom of God”. And he pointed out: “Each and every one of us has riches”. There is always, he said, a richness that “stops us from getting close to Jesus”. We must all, he continued, examine our conscience and pinpoint our riches because they stop us from getting close to Jesus on the path of life”. And the Pope focused on what he called two “cultural riches”: the first, a “culture of economic wellbeing that causes us to be lacking in courage, makes us lazy, makes us selfish”. “No, no, not more than one child, because otherwise we will not be able to go on holiday, we will not be able to go out, we will not be able to buy a house. It’s all very well to follow the Lord, but only up to a certain point.”. […]

教宗: 以忍耐面對痛苦,以愛去戰勝一切

教宗方濟各在週五(紀念聖母進教之佑)的彌撒講道中祈求兩個恩寵:以忍耐去面對痛苦和以愛去戰勝一切。 他說:「受苦就是用力承受困難,不讓困難拖垮我們——這是基督徒的美德。聖保祿曾多次說:忍耐。這就是說不要讓困難壓倒我們。…在困難中,我們一定要祈求這個恩寵。」 教宗提及的另一個恩寵是以愛去戰勝一切。 「要爭取勝利有很多方法,但我們今天求的是以愛去取得勝利。這是不容易的。當我們有外在的敵人令我們受這麼多苦,要以愛得勝毫不容易。我們會渴望報復。…愛,這份耶穌教我們的和善,這就是勝利!…我們的信仰正是這點:我們相信那位教我們和所有人相愛的耶穌。為我們的敵人祈禱就是我們愛的憑據。」 要為敵人祈禱不容易,但如果我們不寬恕敵人,不為他們祈禱,我們就是「被擊敗的基督徒」。 「我們向聖母祈求以忍耐去承受痛苦和以愛去戰勝一切的恩寵。有這麼多人走了這道路!他們那份平安,那份喜樂。他們有一顆忍耐的心,一顆充滿愛的心。他們知道何謂寬恕敵人,何謂為敵人祈禱。」 身為萬民福音部秘書長的韓大輝總主教和一些從中國來的神父和教友都有參與彌撒。在信友禱文完結時,教宗為中國人民祈禱。彌撒以一首中文的聖母聖歌完結。 “To suffer with patience and to overcome external and internal oppression with love.” That was the prayer of Pope Francis today at the Domus Sanctae Martae during Mass on the feast of Mary Help of Christians. In his homily, Pope Francis requested two graces: “To endure with patience and to overcome with love.” These are “graces proper to a Christian.” “To suffer with patience,” he notes, “is not easy.” “It is not easy, whether the difficulties come from without, or are problems within the heart, the soul, internal problems.” But to suffer, he explained, is not simply to “bear with a difficulty.”: “To suffer is to take the difficulty and to carry it with strength, so that the difficulty does not drag us down. To carry it with strength: this is a Christian virtue. Saint Paul says several times: Suffer [endure]. This means do not let ourselves be overcome by difficulties. This means that the Christian has the strength not to give up, to carry difficulties with strength. Carry them, but carry them with strength. It is not easy, because discouragement comes, and one has the urge to give up and say, ‘Well, come on, we’ll do what we can but no more.’ But no, it is a grace to suffer. In difficulties, we must ask for [this grace], in […]

教宗呼籲所有天主教徒在本週五為中國教會祈禱

教宗方濟各於週三呼籲所有天主教徒今個星期五為中國教會祈禱。榮休教宗本篤十六世於二零零七年將每年五月二十四日訂作為中國教會祈禱日。 他說:「我敦促世界各地的天主教徒為我們在中國的兄弟姊妹祈禱,懇求天主賜恩寵去宣揚基督;對教會和伯多祿的繼承人忠誠,以一個跟他們宣認的信仰相稱的方式,每天為他們的國家和國民貢獻。」 他特別向佘山聖母祈禱,求在中國的人能在困難中繼續相信,繼續有希望,繼續愛。 在二零零八年五月,榮休教宗本篤十六世特別撰寫了向佘山聖母頌: 至聖童貞瑪利亞, 降生聖言聖母,又是我們的母親, 您在佘山聖殿被尊稱爲「進教之佑」, 整個在中國的教會滿懷熱愛瞻仰您, 今天我們投奔您台前,求您護佑。 請垂顧這天主子民,幷以母親的關懷 帶領他們,走上真理與愛的道路, 使他們在任何情况下, 都成爲促進全體人民和諧共處的酵素。 您在納匝肋順從主旨,說了「是」, 讓永生天主子在您貞潔的母胎中取得肉軀, 使救贖工程從此在歷史中展開, 您又懇摯地奉獻自己協助這工程, 讓痛苦的利刃刺透您的心靈, 直到最後的重要時刻,在加爾瓦略山上,十字架下, 當您聖子犧牲自己,使世人獲得生命時, 您佇立在祂身旁。 從那時開始,爲一切在信仰中追隨您聖子耶穌 幷跟著她背起十字架的人, 您以一種嶄新的形式,成了他們的母親。 希望之母,您在聖周六的黑暗中, 仍懷著堅定不移的信心,迎接復活節的黎明, 請將這分辯的能力賞給您的子女, 使他們在任何處境中,即使是最黑暗的時刻, 仍能見到天主親臨的標記。 佘山聖母,請援助那些在日常勞苦中, 仍繼續相信、希望、和實踐愛德的中國教友, 使他們永不懼怕向世界宣講耶穌, 幷在耶穌跟前爲世界祈禱。 您以塑像的形態,矗立在佘山聖殿頂,高舉張開雙臂的聖子, 向世界展示他對世人的深愛。 請幫助天主教友常作這大愛的可信見證人, 幷使他們與教會的磐石伯多祿結合在一起。 中國之母,亞洲之母,請常爲我們祈求,現在直到永遠。亞孟。 Pope Francis has called Christians worldwide to prayer this Friday for our brothers and sisters in China. Speaking at the end of his general audience in Italian, the Holy Father noted that Friday, May 24th, is the day dedicated to the liturgical memory of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Help of Christians, who is venerated with great devotion at the Shrine of Sheshan in Shanghai. He said : “I urge all Catholics around the world to join in prayer with our brothers and sisters who are in China, to implore from God the grace to proclaim with humility and joy Christ, who died and rose again; to be faithful to His Church and the Successor of Peter and to live everyday life in service to their country and their fellow citizens in a way that is consistent with the faith they profess. Making our own a few words of prayer to Our Lady of Sheshan, together with you I would like to invoke Mary : ” Our Lady of Sheshan, sustain all those in China, who, amid their daily trials, continue to believe, to hope, to love. May they never […]

教宗: 聖神的工作 – 更新、和諧和使命

教宗在五旬節主日的彌撒講道中用以下三方面反省聖神的工作:更新、和諧和使命。 1. 新的事物總是令我們有些擔心,如果我們能控制一切,我們根據我們的喜好和意念,去建立、策劃一切,我們會比較有安全感。我們跟隨天主,接受天主,只去到一個程度。我們很難把自己以完全的信賴交托給天主,讓聖神指引我們生活中的每一個決定。我們害怕天主強迫我們走新的路,要我們放棄我們狹窄、封閉的視野而對祂開放。但在救恩史中,天主每逢顯示給人,就要他們改變,完全的相信祂: 諾厄要建方舟,被人恥笑;亞巴郎要因為一個承諾而離開自己的地方;梅瑟抵抗法郎領自己的民族出埃及;宗徒們由害怕到勇敢的傳福音。這不是為求新而求新,或去找尋新的東西令我們不沉悶。天主的更新帶給我們生命真正的喜樂,真正的平安,因為天主愛我們,只想我們好。讓我們問自己,我們害怕天主的驚喜嗎? 2. 聖神因為帶來多元化的神恩,有時看來為教會製造混亂;但祂是合一的神,不等於單調和一元的,而把一切領到和諧。在教會,聖神製造和諧。只有聖神能在激起多樣化的神恩,而又帶來團結。當人們嘗試製造多元價值,帶來的是分裂。當我們根據人的計劃去製造團結,帶來的卻是有如被複製般的劃一。但如果我們讓聖神帶領,大家的不同卻不會變成紛爭,因為祂令我們在教會的共融體驗大家的不同。在充滿神恩的牧者的帶領下與教會一同走在旅途上,是聖神在工作的標記。 3. 最後,一些神學家說我們的靈魂就像一艘帆船,聖神就是風,令它向前,那陣陣的風是聖神的恩賜。沒有祂的推動和恩寵,我們不能前進。五旬節聖神降臨是一個開始。聖神是復活基督賜給宗徒一份極大的禮物,但祂想這禮物能傳給每一個人。耶穌在福音說:「我也要求父,他必會賜給你們另一位護慰者,使他永遠與你們同在」(若望福音14:16)。聖神給我們勇氣把福音向外傳揚!讓我們問自己:我們寧願封閉自己和我們的團體,還是向聖神開放,接受這份使命? In the Mass for the Feast of the Pentecost, Pope Francis reflected on three words linked to the working of the Holy Spirit: newness, harmony and mission. 1. Newness always makes us a bit fearful, because we feel more secure if we have everything under control, if we are the ones who build, programme and plan our lives in accordance with our own ideas, our own comfort, our own preferences. This is also the case when it comes to God. Often we follow him, we accept him, but only up to a certain point. It is hard to abandon ourselves to him with complete trust, allowing the Holy Spirit to be the soul and guide of our lives in our every decision. We fear that God may force us to strike out on new paths and leave behind our all too narrow, closed and selfish horizons in order to become open to his own. Yet throughout the history of salvation, whenever God reveals himself, he brings newness and change, and demands our complete trust: Noah, mocked by all, builds an ark and is saved; Abram leaves his land with only a promise in hand; Moses stands up to the might of Pharaoh and leads his people to freedom; the apostles, huddled fearfully in the Upper Room, go forth with […]

教宗方濟各: 容許耶穌跟我們相遇

教宗方濟各週五在彌撒講道中,談及伯多祿和耶穌的關係。他說問題不在於我們是罪人,問題是我們跟耶穌在愛中相遇後,卻不願意被祂改造。 教宗形容今天福音中耶穌三次問伯多祿是否愛祂,是「天主和祂的門徒一個愛的對話」,這對話追溯至耶穌最初邀請和召叫他,到他被稱為磐石,祂給他那特別的任務,「甚至伯多祿當時完全不明白」。之後,伯多祿認清耶穌是主,但拒絕十字架的道路。耶穌跟他說:「撒殫,退到我後面去!」而伯多祿接受了這個羞辱。伯多祿「一直相信他是一個好人」,在革責瑪尼莊園時表現激烈,更拔劍保衛耶穌。但他之後卻三次不認耶穌,而當耶穌望著他,伯多祿哭了。「耶穌透過這些相遇令伯多祿的靈魂、心靈成熟」,幫助他在愛中成長。當伯多祿聽到耶穌三次問他:「若望的兒子西滿,你比他愛我嗎?」,他感到羞愧,因為他記起他曾三次說不認識耶穌。 「伯多祿的痛楚、羞愧,伯多祿這個重要的人,也是罪人。耶穌令他覺得他是一個罪人,也令我們所有人覺得是罪人。我們是罪人不是問題,問題是不懺悔,不為我們所做的感羞愧。這才是問題。伯多祿有這份羞愧,這份謙卑。伯多祿的罪過,和他那顆心,令他和耶穌重新相遇:到達寬恕的喜樂。」 耶穌沒有背棄祂的承諾,「當耶穌說『餵養我的羊群』,祂把信眾交給他。」 教宗強調伯多祿是偉大,但不是因為他好,而是因為他那顆心,令他流淚,令他感到痛楚、羞愧,更負起帶領信眾的責任。 教宗這樣總結:「讓我們求天主,伯多祿不斷與天主相遇,耶穌不斷淨化他,令他愈來愈成熟,希望他的例子幫助我們更加尋求天主,和祂相遇。更重要的是我們要容許自己跟天主相遇:祂一直尋找我們,祂一直在我們身邊。但很多次,我們擦身而過,因為我們不想跟祂談話。遇見主很重要,但更重要的是容許我們跟主相遇:這是恩寵。這是伯多祿教我們的。讓我們祈求得到這恩寵。」 Pope Francis talked about the relationship between Peter and Jesus on Friday morning mass. He said that the problem is not that we are sinners, but that we do not allow ourselves to be transformed by the encounter with Christ in love. At the center of the homily was the day’s Gospel reading, in which the Risen Jesus thrice asks Peter if Peter loves Him. “It is,” said Pope Francis, “a dialogue of love between the Lord and his disciple,” one that retraces the whole history of Peter’s meetings with Jesus, from Peter’s first calling and invitation to follow the Lord, to his receiving the name of Cephas – the Rock – and with the name, his peculiar mission, “which,” said Pope Francis, “was there, even if Peter understood nothing of it [at the time].” Then, when Peter recognized Jesus as the Christ and went on to reject the way of the Cross, and Jesus said to him, “Get away, Satan!” and “Peter accepted this humiliation.” Peter often “believed himself to be a good fellow,” was “fiery” in the Garden of Gethsemane, and “took the sword” to defend Jesus, but then denied him three times – and when Jesus looked on him with that look, “so beautiful [it was],” said the Pope, that Peter weeps. “Jesus in these meetings is maturing […]

教宗方濟各: 祈求神父和主教不要被金錢和虛榮所誘惑

教宗方濟各週三早上的彌撒的講道中鼓勵信眾為神父和主教祈禱,祈求他們不要被金錢和虛榮所誘惑,應服侍天主的子民。 教宗的講道由宗徒大事錄聖保祿對厄弗所教會的長老的規勸開始,聖保祿叫他們對自己和信眾留心,要提防「凶暴的豺狼」進入羊群中間。教宗形容這是新約中最出色的篇章之一。他說:「主教和神父要為人服務,去保守天主的子民。」當主教保護信眾,就會跟人建立良好的關係,就如聖保祿對信眾一樣,是嗎? 當神父這樣做時,他給我們愛,一份團結的愛,教會變得團結。 教宗說:「我們〔主教和神父〕需要你們的祈禱,因為即使主教和神父都會受誘惑。」主教和神父應該恆常祈禱,宣揚復活的基督,勇敢地傳揚救恩的訊息。他說:「我們是人,也是罪人。我們也受誘惑。」 「聖奧思定在講論厄則克爾先知時提及兩個引誘:財富,可以變成貪婪和虛榮。他說:『當主教或神父為了自己而利用信眾,整個情況就改變了:不是主教和神父為人服務,而是從他們中奪取。』聖奧思定說:『他把羊的肉拿去吃,他利用羊;他作交易,戀棧金錢;他變得貪心,甚至買賣聖職。』」 教宗有這樣的觀察:「當一位神父或主教追求金錢,人們不喜歡他—這是一個前兆。」聖保祿提醒我們他用雙手工作,「他沒有銀行戶口,他工作,當一位主教或神父走在虛榮的道路,這對教會造成極大的傷害,他最終會變得可笑:他愛誇耀,他愛受注目—人們不喜歡的!」 教宗再次說:「為我們祈禱!祈求我們可以安貧、謙遜、和善、為人服務。」 On Wednesday morning, Pope Francis encourage people to pray for priests and bishops in his homily, that they might not give in to the temptations of money and vanity, but serve the people of God. Pope Francis’ homily took its starting point from the passage in the Acts of the Apostles, in which Paul exhorts the elders of the Church of Ephesus to watch over themselves and all the flock, to be attentive shepherds, and guard against the “ravenous wolves” that would feed on the fold. “One of the ‘most beautiful pages of the New Testament’,” said Pope Francis. Bishops and priests, he explained, are at the service of others, to preserve, build and defend the people of God. “When the bishop does this, there is a good relationship with the people, such as Paul the bishop did with his people, no? And when the priest [builds] that good relationship with the people, it gives us a love: a love [unites] them, a true love, and the Church becomes united.” “We [bishops and priests] need your prayers,” he said, “for, even the bishop and the priest may be tempted.” Bishops and priests should pray much, proclaim Jesus Christ Risen, and “boldly preach the message of salvation.” However, he said, “We are men and we are sinners,” and, “we are tempted.”. […]

教宗方濟各: 求聖神賜予一顆寬大的心

教宗方濟各在週二的彌撒中說:「我們需要有很大的愛心,一顆開放而有能力愛的心。我們必須盡能力避免作出自私的行為。自私的人好像猶達斯一樣,他們不明白何謂付出和愛;他們成為出賣者,被隔離而孤獨。」 教宗說我們如要跟隨耶穌,就一定要把生命當成禮物一樣送出去,而「不當成是寶藏一樣,只給自己收起來」。教宗引用耶穌的說話:「人若為自己的朋友捨掉性命,再沒有比這更大的愛情了。」他指出猶達斯完全不明白何謂禮物。 「讓我們想想當瑪利亞瑪達肋納用名貴香液洗耶穌的腳時:那是一個虔誠的時刻,一個感恩的時刻,一個愛的時刻。但猶達斯站在一旁,冷漠地批評她:『但這可用來幫助窮人!』」 猶達斯的自私一直漫延,最終他出賣耶穌。教宗說那些選擇愛的人「把生命像禮物般送出去」,自私的人卻「守護自己的生命,越來越自私,但永遠孤獨。」但那些因為愛而把生命獻上的人卻永遠不會孤獨:「他們永遠都是團體的一分子,家庭的一分子」 耶穌總是愛,總是付出。教宗說這愛的禮物驅使我們結果實。教宗這樣總結:「在這等待聖神降臨的日子,我們呼求:『聖神!來吧!賜給我一顆寬大的心,一顆懂得謙卑、溫順地愛的心,一顆開放、有能力愛的心。讓我們祈求聖神賜予這個恩寵。祂會幫助我們遠離另一條路,自私的道路。』」 On Tuesday, Pope Francis said in morning mass: “We need a “big heart” that is wide open and capable of loving. We must also avoid behaving selfishly at all costs because, selfish people, like Judas, do not understand what giving and love are; they become traitors, isolated and alone.” Pope Francis said if we really want to follow Jesus, we must “live life as a gift” to give to others, “not as a treasure to be kept to ourselves”. The Pope quoted the words of Christ: ” No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” He noted, also presents us with another person: Judas, “who had the exact opposite attitude.” And this, he explained, was because Judas “never understood what gift really means”: “Let us think of that moment with the Magdalene, when she washed the feet of Jesus with nard, which was so expensive: it is a religious moment, a moment of gratitude, a moment of love. And he [Judas] stands apart and criticizes her bitterly: ‘But … this could be used for the poor!’. This is the first reference that I personally found in the Gospel of poverty as an ideology. The ideologue does not know what love is, because they do not know how to gift themselves”. Pope Francis continued: Judas stood […]

教宗方濟各: 利用兄弟姊妹去達成自己的利益和野心的人傷害教會

教宗方濟各在週三接見了女修會總會長國際聯合會的總會長,他說在教會中的野心家和立意向上爬,利用教會內的兄弟姊妹去達成自己的利益和野心的人…為教會帶來很大傷害。 教宗也跟她們談及服務: 「我們永遠不要忘記真正的權力,不論在任何層面,是服務,這就是十字架的最高峰。…『你們中最大的,要成為最小的;為首領的,要成為服事人的。』」 “The men and women of the Church who are careerists and social climbers, who ‘use’ people, the Church, their brothers and sisters—whom they should be serving—as a springboard for their own personal interests and ambitions … are doing great harm to the Church.” Pope Francis asserted in his address to the participants in the plenary assembly of the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) whom he received in audience on Wednesday morning. The Pope said: “We must never forget that true power, at whatever level, is service, which has its bright summit upon the Cross. … ‘Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave’.” 資料來源 Source: CAREERISTS AND CLIMBERS DOING “GREAT HARM” TO THE CHURCH

教宗方濟各: 聖神是耶穌賜予的活水

教宗方濟各在週三公開接見群眾時向他們談及聖神在教會和每位基督徒生命中的重要性。他指出渡完美的基督信仰生活,就要聆聽聖神的聲音,因為只有聖神告訴我們「天主愛我們,待我們如兒女一般;我們也能愛天主,做祂的兒女,並且藉著祂的恩寵能像耶穌一樣,以天主子女的身份生活。」 教宗談到《信經》中聖神「是主及賦予生命者」這一句,他指出每個時代和每個地方的人都渴望過公正、美好的生活,不受死亡威脅。「人就像在徒步穿越生命沙漠,他渴望喝到從甘泉湧出的清涼活水,這活水能使他對光明、愛、美好、和平的深切渴望得到滿足。其實,我們大家都有這一渴望!耶穌賜予我們這一活水:這一活水就是由聖父所發和耶穌傾注在我們心中的聖神。」聖神為基督信徒的信仰至關重要,不可或缺,有如人需要水一樣。 教宗指出聖神帶人獲得天主子女的生命,「這種生命使我們彼此有一種親密、自由及信賴的關係,讓我們以新的眼光看待人,視他們為在耶穌內的兄弟姐妹,需要得到尊重和愛。」 On Wednesday, Pope Francis talked about the importance of the Holy Spirit in the Church, and in the lives of Christians during general audience. He said that listening to the Holy Spirit is essential for living out the Christian faith. It is because only the Holy Spirit tells us “we are loved by God as His children, that we can love God as his children, and that by his grace we can live as children of God, as did Jesus.” The Pope talked about a line in the Creed:”The Holy Spirit: Lord and Giver of Life”. He said that “in all times and in all places man has yearned for a full and beautiful life, a just and good one, a life that is not threatened by death. Man is like a traveler who, crossing the deserts of life, has a thirst for living water, gushing and fresh, capable of quenching his deep desire for light, love, beauty and peace. We all feel this desire! And Jesus gives us this living water: it is the Holy Spirit” The Holy Spirit is extremely important for the faith of Christians, just like humans need water. The Pope points out that the Holy Spirit leads people to live lives as God’s children, “the life of true children, a relationship of familiarity, freedom and trust in the love […]

教宗tweet: 不要滿足於庸碌的基督徒生活

教宗tweet: 你們不要滿足於庸碌的基督徒生活;而要堅定地走向成聖。 The Pope tweets: Do not be content to live a mediocre Christian life: walk with determination along the path of holiness. 感謝 Happy Saints 提供教宗方濟畫像! Thanks Happy Saints for providing the artwork of Pope Francis! 感謝Happy Saints提供教宗方濟畫像! Thanks Happy Saints for providing the artwork of Pope Francis! Do not be content to live a mediocre Christian life: walk with determination along the path of holiness. — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) May 7, 2013

教宗tweet: 請聖母教我們如何在活出信仰

教宗tweet: 讓我們請聖母教我們如何在日常生活中活出信仰,騰出多些空間給天主。 The Pope tweets: Let us ask Our Lady to teach us how to live out our faith in our daily lives and to make more room for the Lord 感謝Happy Saints提供教宗方濟畫像! Thanks Happy Saints for providing the artwork of Pope Francis! Let us ask Our Lady to teach us how to live out our faith in our daily lives and to make more room for the Lord. — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) May 4, 2013

教宗方濟各: 只為盈利是違反天主旨意的

教宗方濟各在週三接見信眾時說工作是尊嚴的基礎: 「它給人一個特別的尊嚴,個人的尊嚴。」 他特別提及那些找不到工作的人,以及那些被剝削的工人: 「只看會計賬目而不給予合理薪酬或不聘請員工,只為盈利,這是違反天主旨意的!」 教宗提到上週孟加拉成衣廠倒塌事件。那些工人工資只得50元月薪。在該倒塌事件中,超過四百名工人遇害。他十分憤怒: 「這就是那些死去的人所得的工資! 這簡直是奴役勞工!」 「在世界上,有多少兄弟姊妹基於經濟、社會和政治因素而活在這樣的狀況中?」 On Wednesday, addressing pilgrims during general audience, Pope Francis said that work is fundamental for dignity – it gives man “a special dignity, a personal dignity” and men and women who work “are dignified.” He noted many who want to work and cannot, and those who work but are exploited. “Not paying fairly, not giving a job because you are only looking at balance sheets, only looking at how to make a profit – that goes against God!,” he said. Pope Francis referred to the collapse last week of a building in Bangladesh which housed garment factories, killing over 400 employees. He expressed anger at their salary of $50 a month. “This was the payment of these people who have died,” the Pope said. “This is called ‘slave labor!’” “How many brothers and sisters throughout the world are in this situation because of these, economic, social, political attitudes,” he said, and lamented how people have become subordinate to the profit they can offer to those in power and authority. 資料來源 Source: Pope Condemns Exploitation of Labor, Lack of Work