francis1My article for Aleteia this week focusses on the positive message of Pope Francis.

To spend all one’s time, therefore lamenting and lambasting evil is not actually the best way to overcome evil. The best way to overcome evil is to build up all that is beautiful, good and true. This is the positive way forward, and it is exactly what we see in the ministry and message of Pope Francis. Rather than blast the breakdown of marriage and heap condemnation on those wallowing in immorality, the Pope builds up marriage with enthusiasm and encouragement.

The power of the positive Pope is seen in the ecstatic welcome he received in America. People respond positively to a positive presence.

Go here for the full article.