Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Pope Francis Gave An Amazing Unscripted Speech On The Gift Of Family (translated by Msgr. Mark Miles)

“Though he came to the World Meeting of Families with a prepared script, he did not read more than a few sentences of his ‘planned remarks. Instead, he spent some 15 minutes speaking ‘from the heart,’ as his his preference in lower-pressure, friendlier surroundings — only this time, the in-person audience numbered somewhere around 1 million.

‘Beauty is good,’ he told those in attendance. Speaking through his ever-present translator Msgr. Mark Miles, he explained: ‘All that is good, all that is true, all that is beautiful leads us to God. Because God is good, God is beautiful, God is true.”

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