A “Revolutionary” Thing: To Go Back to Our Roots

May 1, 2017
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In Pope Francis’ recent Address to the Parish Priests of the Diocese of Rome, he explained:

“It is possible to ‘progress by going backwards’, by searching out once again the treasures and experiences that have been forgotten but which nevertheless very often contain keys for understanding the present. This is truly a ‘revolutionary’ thing: to go back to our roots. The clearer our memory of the past, the clearer the future appears to us, because in this way we can see the road that is really new and distinguish it from the roads that have already been taken but that led us nowhere. Faith increases by remembering, by connecting things with a history that has really been lived by our fathers and all the People of God: the entire Church.”

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