For those concerned with the “Catholic Vote,” consider the vision of #FratelliTutti with its call to universal fraternity and an emphasis on the common good, which excludes no one.
“Saint Francis expressed the essence of a fraternal openness that allows us to acknowledge, appreciate and love each person, regardless of physical proximity, regardless of where he or she was born or lives.” [1]
“Francis felt himself a brother to the sun, the sea and the wind, yet he knew that he was even close to those of his own flesh.” [2]
“Francis did not wage a war of words aimed at imposing doctrines; he simply spread the love of God.” [4] #FratelliTutti
“Covid 19 exposed false securities…For all our hyper-connectivity, we witnessed a fragmentation that made it more difficult to resolve problems that affect us all." [7]
"Anyone who thinks that the only lesson to be learned was the need to improve what we were already doing, or to refine existing systems and regulations, is denying reality.” [7]
“Let us dream, then, as a single human family, as fellow travelers sharing the same flesh, as children of the same earth which is our common home, each of us bringing the richness of ... beliefs and convictions, each of us with her or her own voice, brothers and sisters all.” [8]
“Ancient conflicts thought long buried are breaking out anew, while instances of a myopic, extremist, resentful and aggressive nationalism are on the rise.” [11] #FratelliTutti
"One effective way to weaken historical consciousness, critical thinking, the struggle for justice and the processes of integration is to empty great words of their meaning or to manipulate them.” [14] #FratelliTutti
“The best way to dominate and gain control over people is to spread despair and discouragement, even under the guise of defending certain values…hyperbole, extremism and polarization have become political tools.” [15]
"Often the voices raised in defense of the environment are silenced or ridiculed, using apparently reasonable arguments that are merely a screen for special interests.” [17] #FratelliTutti
"We have seen what happened with the elderly in certain places in our world as a result of the corona virus. They did not have to die that way.” [19]
“When the dignity of the human person is respected, and his or her rights recognized and guaranteed, creativity and interdependence thrive, and the creativity of the human personality is released through actions that further the common good.” [22]
“In today’s world, many forms of injustice persist, fed by reductive anthropological visions and by a profit-based economic model that does not hesitate to exploit, discard and even kill human beings.” [22]
“Today, as in the past, slavery is rooted in a notion of the human person that allows him or her to be treated as an object.” [24] #FratelliTutti
“Those who raise walls will end up as slaves behind the very walls they have built. They are left without horizons, for they lack interchange with others.” [27]
"How wonderful it would be, even as we discover faraway planets, to rediscover the needs of the brothers and sisters who orbit around us.” [31] #FratelliTutti
“We gorged ourselves on networking, and lost the taste of fraternity… Prisoners of a virtual reality, we lost the taste and flavor of the truly real.” [33] #FratelliTutti
"If only we might keep in mind all those elderly persons who died for lack of respirators, partly as a result of the dismantling, year after year, of healthcare systems.” [35] #FratelliTutti
"Migrants are not seen as entitled like others to participate in the life of society, and it is forgotten that they possess the same intrinsic dignity as any person. ...For Christians, this way of thinking and acting is unacceptable..." [39]
"...since it sets certain political preferences above deep convictions of our faith: the inalienable dignity of each human person regardless of origin, race or religion…” [39] #FratelliTutti
“Social aggression has found unparalleled room for expansion through computers and mobile devices…Things that until a few years ago could not be said by anyone without risking the loss of universal respect can now be said with impunity… even by some political figures. [44-45]
"Closed circuits facilitate the spread of fake news and false information, fomenting prejudice and hate.” [45] #FratelliTutti
“Even in Catholic media, limits can be overstepped, defamation and slander can become commonplace, and all ethical standards and respect for the good name of others can be abandoned.” [46] #FratelliTutti
“The flood of information at our fingertips does not make for greater wisdom. Wisdom is not born of quick searches on the internet nor is it a mass of unverified data.” [50] #FratelliTutti
“Hope is bold; it can look beyond personal convenience, the petty securities and compensations which limit our horizon, and it can open us up to grand ideals that make life more beautiful and worthwhile.” [55]

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