24-Apr-14 - Do Not Be 'afraid Of Joy,' Pope Encourages [EWTN]

VATICAN CITY, April 24 (CNA/EWTN News) .- Pope Francis rebuked Christians who are “afraid of joy” and “mournful,” encouraging them to remember that Jesus Christ accompanies th…

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This is a timely message particularly since this is the Easter season. There is a time for mourning and there is a time for rejoicing. The Lord has risen. Let us rejoice and be glad!

Great reminder, thank you!

Good Lord deliver us from silly devotions and sour-faced saints!
Teresa of Avila

I’ve never understood the dourness of some very devout Catholics. It seems to run counter to what we are asked to do: Proclaim the Good News!

Delivering Good News with a sad face would tend to make one doubt the message.

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