In paragraph 33, the pope says, "To the extent that each Christian grows in holiness, he or she will bear greater fruit for our world."
In paragraph 34, Pope Francis says, "Holiness does not make you less human, since it is an encounter between your weakness and the power of god's grace. For in the words of Leon Bloy, when all is said and done, 'the only tragedy in life, is not to become a saint.'"
In paragraphs 35 to 62, the pope discusses two subtle enemies of holiness.
In paragraphs 63 to 109, Pope Francis discusses the Beatitudes (Mt 5:3-12; Lk 6:20-23).
In paragraphs 110 to 157, the pope discusses signs of holiness in today's world.
In paragraphs 158 to 177, Pope Francis discusses spiritual combat, vigilance and discernment.
In conclusion, what do you think that American Catholic commentators will say about Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation? More importantly, what will American Catholics say? Will they respond positively to the pope's call to holiness?
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