“The Joy of the Gospel” Our top picks of quotable quotes

Maura:

You should read the whole thing – but if you don’t, at LEAST read this!

Originally posted on CNS Blog:

coverVATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ just-released apostolic exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium” (The Joy of the Gospel) will be a must-read for all Catholics.

But at more than 220 pages, you’ll have to DVR Masterchef Junior and Downton Abbey for the next few nights.

To give you a sense of what’s inside, we’ve compiled some of the most striking quotes on a variety of themes from the text. (The numbers in parentheses refer to the document’s numbered sections where the quote can be found.)

Abortion

Among the vulnerable for whom the Church wishes to care with particular love and concern are unborn children, the most defenseless and innocent among us.

PREGNANT DEMONSTRATOR DISPLAYS WORD 'LIFE'

A pregnant pro-life demonstrator standing outside the Supreme Court in Washington in this Oct. 6, 2008 file photo. (CNS/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters)

Nowadays efforts are made to deny them their human dignity and to do with them whatever one pleases, taking…

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