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General That every tendency to fundamentalism and extremism may be countered by constant respect, by tolerance, and by dialogue among all believers. Mission That Christians persecuted for the sake of the Gospel may persevere, sustained by the Holy Spirit, in faithfully witnessing to the love of God for the entire human race.
[Updated with links to additional reporting.] Based on inferences that mainstream media news reports are drawing, he was. But is this the case? The goal of this post is to provide information–particularly, information that’s not making it into the mainstream media. In addition to the scandal in Ireland of child abuse by priests (Pope Benedict’s [...]
General That the world economy may be managed according to the principles of justice and equity, taking into account the real needs of peoples, especially the poorest. Mission That the Churches in Africa may be signs and instruments of reconciliation and justice in every part of that continent.
“In a social milieu that encourages the expression of a variety of opinions on every question that arises, it is important to recognize dissent for what it is, and not to mistake it for a mature contribution to a balanced and wide-ranging debate.” —Pope Benedict XVI, to the bishops of England and Wales on their [...]
General For all scholars and intellectuals, that by means of a sincere search for truth they may arrive at an understanding of the one true God. Mission That the Church, aware of its own missionary identity, may strive to follow Christ faithfully and to proclaim His Gospel to all peoples.
General That young people may learn to use modern means of social communication for their personal growth and to better prepare themselves to serve society. Mission That every believer in Christ may be conscious that unity among all Christians is a condition for more effective proclamation of the Gospel.
General That children may be respected and loved and never be the victims of exploitation in its various forms. Mission That at Christmas the peoples of the earth may recognize in the Word Incarnate the light which illuminates every man and that the nations may open their doors to Christ, the Savior of the world.
General That all the men and women in the world, especially those who have responsibilities in the fields of politics and economics, may never fail in their commitment to safeguard creation. Mission That believers in the different religions, through the testimony of their lives and fraternal dialogue, may clearly demonstrate that the name of God [...]
General That Sunday may be lived as the day on which Christians gather to celebrate the risen Lord, participating in the Eucharist. Mission That the entire People of God, to whom Christ entrusted the mandate to go and preach the Gospel to every creature, may eagerly assume their own missionary responsibility and consider it the [...]
Pope Benedict XVI’s third encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, has been signed (on July 29, the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul) and released. A couple snippets from the introduction: In the present social and cultural context, where there is a widespread tendency to relativize truth, practising charity in truth helps people to understand that adhering [...]
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